Auster Poncho by Michele Wang

Auster Poncho

September 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1650 - 2450 yards (1509 - 2240 m)
47 (54½, 62, 69½)" [119.5 (138.5, 157.5, 176.5) cm] circumference at lower edge; sized to fit approximately 32–36 (38–42, 44–48, 50–54)" [81.5–91.5 (96.5–106.5, 112–122, 127–137) cm] chest
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For effortless cozy style, look no further than this A-line turtleneck with dramatic kimono sleeves. Auster features attractive branching cables layered over a tracery of diamonds; the sleeves are worked in reverse stockinette. An extra deep raglan shoulder draws the eye upward and creates a tidy fit at the shoulders to balance the width of the double-ribbed hem. Worked in Quarry, this poncho-style pullover will knit up quickly and pair well with slim trousers.

The pieces are worked separately and sewn together. The turtleneck collar is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly.


1650 (1850, 2060, 2450) yards of chunky weight yarn


9 (10, 11, 13) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool, 200 yards/100 grams)
Sample photographed in color Moonstone


14 stitches & 22 rows = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking 17 stitches & 19 rows = 4” in Vine Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
One 22-stitch repeat from Vine Chart measures 5¼“ wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One each 16” and 32” circular needles, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

Size C (optional; for Sleeve Tubular Cast On only)
One 32” circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

47 (54½, 62, 69½)“ / 119.5 (138.5, 157.5, 176.5) cm circumference at lower edge; sized to fit approximately 32–36 (38–42, 44–48, 50–54)” / 81.5–91.5 (96.5–106.5, 112–122, 127–137) cm chest
Sample shown is size 47” (119.5 cm) on model with 34” (86.5 cm) chest

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
2x2 Tubular Cast On
Sloped Bind Off
Binding Off Over Cabled Fabrics

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.