Binault by Petra Breakstone

Binault

Knitting
October 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
7.0 mm
750 - 1065 yards (686 - 974 m)
Bust sizes: 34/36/38, 40/42/44, 46/48/50"
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Binault, this sure is a stunning poncho to knit and to wear. It’s worked from the top down and all in one piece.
Starting with a beautifully cabled mini cowl or a very loose fitting turtle neck, if you want to call it that. The raglan increases grow the poncho in size and a plain knitting block grows it in length. The final touch is another cabled border.

The poncho has plenty of room worked into the pattern if you reach the correct gauge, so choose your actual size.

The written and charted pattern is for bust sizes ranging from 34”/36/38, 40/42/44, 46/48/50”.
For larger sizes see the “Before you move on” section on Page 3 of the pattern.

Yarn
Bambon, a DK weight in a soft bamboo/cotton blend. 154 yards a skein. 5/6/7 skeins used.
The knit kits with the yarn used as shown and in many colors are available at www.yarnz2go.com

Notions used
2 US size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, see Gauge info below…
One 16” (40 cm) and one 36” (91 cm) in length.
Stitch markers: 1 distinct to mark beginning of round. 9 for the 20 cable st repeat. 9 more for the 11 cable st repeat.
Cable needle.
Darning needle or crochet hook for finishing.

Gauge
16 sts and 19 rows in 4” of Stockinette stitch. You may need a different needle size to reach the right gauge and get the proper fit.

Techniques used:
Knitting and purling in the round, cable knitting, increasing, stretchy bind off, weaving in ends and blocking.

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

Enjoy your beautiful poncho!