Canal Poncho by Nancy Marchant

Canal Poncho

Knitting
November 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in American moss stich, after blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
890 - 1620 yards (814 - 1481 m)
1 (2, 3, 4)
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This pattern is a sloped arm and shoulder poncho knitted from the bottom up, in pieces, then seamed. The front and back are seamed at the shoulders and the sloped sides, as well as under the armhole opening. The neckband is picked up and worked in a 2x2 ribbing, and folded over to the inside. The pattern comes in two lenghts: cropped and regular.

Owing to the complex combination of intarsia and stranded knitted cables, the Canal Poncho is best suited for advanced knitters. It is highly suggested to practice colored cables with scrap yarn before starting the poncho, to get comfortable with how you carry the threads. The front cable panel is charted. Being able to read charts and knit intarsia is an advantage when working this pattern.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4)

Recommended ease: 20” / 50 cm of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
To choose your size, with your arms at your sides, measure the circumference around the fullest part of your bust, and arms, then add 8–14” / 19–36 cm and choose the closest size. When in doubt, go up in size.

Circumference: 53 (61, 69, 77.5)” / 134.5 (155, 175.25, 197) cm.
Side length to start of side arm shaping: cropped: 17 (15.75, 15, 13)” / 43 (40, 38, 33) cm; regular: 21 (20, 19, 17)” / 54 (50.5, 49, 44) cm.
Body length from top shoulder: cropped 23” / 58 cm; regular length 27” / 68 cm. Neck circumference: 24 (24, 26, 26)” / 62 (62, 66, 66) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Corrie Worsted by La Bien Aimée (75% Falkland Corriedale, 25% Gotland, 250 yds / 230 m – 100 g)
A: 3 (4, 4, 5) skeins for cropped length, 4 (5, 5, 6) skeins for hip length; in colorway Highgarden.
B: 1 skein of colorway Belle Rose.
C: 1 skein of colorway Moria.
D: 1 skein of colorway Kitsune.

Or worsted weight yarn as follows:
Cropped length:
725 (755, 920, 1100) yds / 660 (690, 840, 1005) m of A, 80 (85, 90, 95) yds / 75 (80, 85, 90) m of B, 30 (35, 35, 40) yds / 30 (30, 35, 35) m of C and 55 (60, 65, 70) yds / 50 (55, 60, 65) m of D.
Regular length:
800 (1025, 1240, 1475) yds / 730 (935, 1135, 1350) m of A, 120 (125, 130, 140) yds / 110 (115, 120, 125) m of B, 35 (40, 40, 45) yds / 35 (35, 40, 40) m of C and 70 (75, 80, 85) yds / 60 (65, 70, 75) m of D.
For the secondary sample:
MC: 3 skeins of colorway Bone.
CC: 1 skein of colorway Avoine.

Needles: US 6 / 4 mm 16” / 40 and 32” / 80 cm circular needles.

Notions: Stitch markers (of different colors), cable needle (I use a large clip marker), tapestry needle.

GAUGE
17 sts x 24 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in American moss stitch, after blocking.

Central 74-st panel measures 12.5” / 32 cm, after blocking.