Camptown Laces Poncho/cardigan by Reah Janise Kauffman

Camptown Laces Poncho/cardigan

Knitting
October 2017
Sock weight yarns
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
720 - 780 yards (658 - 713 m)
small/medium, large
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I wanted a vest-type garment that would be open at the sides, but have one button closure, something for cool weather that would also be pretty. The yarn I used was a sock-weight yarn spun by my husband, so feel free to use any yarn within that weight category.

The lace pattern is meant to dress up the poncho, but it could also be considered a short-sleeved cardigan. At the neck, rather than simply split the left and right sides, I added an opening, which becomes the left and right front button bands.

Lace opens up quite a bit with blocking, and the pattern relies heavily on the lace gauge pattern, so please take time to do a gauge swatch IN THE LACE PATTERN.