Winter Skies - shawl AND poncho by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Winter Skies - shawl AND poncho

Knitting
July 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
530 - 630 yards (485 - 576 m)
one size -- shawl: 60 inches x 30 inches; poncho: 16inch neck x 17inches long
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• the poncho and shawl, made along similar lines, are a fun knit: you start at the top, increasing on certain rounds/rows with the sparkly mohair and then work rounds/rows of lace patterning to make a fun, worsted weight poncho or shawl
• poncho is worked completely in the round – only finishing is tucking in the ends.
• shawl is worked flat, starting with a small tab and then carrying a patterned border while repeating the pattern rows 5x across.
• the mohair blend used has sequins so you get a bit of sparkle – the stars at night – while gradually increasing the number of rounds/rows using the mohair

for the shawl:
o approx 320 yards worsted weight wool (sample shown used Rowan’s “Rowan Tweed” in “Malham” – 4 sks)
o approx 177 yards mohair blend (sample shown used Rowan’s “Kid Silk Haze Glamour” in “Blood” – 1 sk – this yarn has sequins to add just a touch of glitz to the final garment!)

for the poncho:
o approx 600 yards worsted weight wool (sample shown used Rowan’s “Rowan Tweed” in “Malham” – 5 sks)
o approx 177 yards mohair blend (sample shown used Rowan’s “Kid Silk Haze Glamour” in “Wicked” – 1 sk – this yarn has sequins to add just a touch of glitz to the final garment!)

for either:
o US #10 circs (16- and 32-inch lengths for poncho; for shawl, at least a 24-inch length)
o stitch markers – for shawl: 6; for poncho: 8, with one marker different to denote beginning of round

Directions are charted and written out