Wings by Amanda Kremer


January 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1200 - 1600 yards (1097 - 1463 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL); Actual Bust: 28-30" (32-34", 36-38", 40-42", 44-46") or 71-76 (81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117) cm
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Wings is a poncho that is perfect for those chilly fall or spring days when a sweater is a little too warm or too confining. This is a very fashionable poncho that is worked from the top down in one piece.

The knitting is cast on at the top of the cowl neck collar. The collar is then worked in rounds down to the neckline in 2x2 ribbing. Short rows are worked back and forth after the ribbing to help shape the neckline by lowering the center front. Again, working in the round, raglan increases are worked throughout the yoke and down through the body. The braided cables along the raglan seams help to break up the monotonous stockinette stitch and give the poncho its character. Short rows are again used to shape the curved bottom hem of the poncho.

The model shown is a size Medium, worked Trusty from the Plucky Knitter in the colorway “Ps & Qs”.

Required skills: neckline short rows, and body short rows; working button holes; working cables; raglan increases

18 stitches x 24 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, measured on a washed and blocked swatch.

Size US 7 (4.5 mm) for body (or size needed to get gauge);
Size US 5 (3.75 mm) for ribbing

Buttons - 2 large buttons to close the side seams
Yarn - Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated requirements using Trusty from The Plucky Knitter yarns; 250 yards / 229 meters per 115 gram skein: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins or approximately
1200 (1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) yards /
1100 (1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) meters.

This pattern is only available in English and German.

Poncho Length (shoulder to hem): 23 (24, 25, 26, 27.5) inches or 58.5 (61, 63.5, 66, 70) cm

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