Grounded by Denise Bayron

Grounded

Knitting
December 2020
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter St
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
376 - 851 yards (344 - 778 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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This pattern was originally published in issue 10 of Laine Magazine.

The pattern is available in English and Finnish.

Grounded is a modern interpretation of a traditional triangle shawl. Two triangles are knitted from the bottom up and joined at the top using 3-needle bind-off to create an exposed shoulder seam. The stitches for the collar are later picked up to create a ribbed turtleneck collar.

The sections are designed in high-contrast texture and colour blocks. The pullover style requires no pins or gadgets to keep it from shifting. It can be worn alone, under or over a jacket. Because Grounded fits like a modern mini poncho, we decided to call it a ponchette.

After wearing (and loving) my #groundedponchette for a year, I reimagined this design as a full-sized poncho. Rather than modifying the pattern, I changed the gauge by using worsted weight yarn. Because this pattern is knit from the bottom up, it is entirely flexible. You can knit it in ANY yarn weight and fiber and make it as large or small as you want! I wanted my poncho to cover my elbows and booty, so I kept going until it did just that. Details of my pattern hack are included in the pattern.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

Recommended ease: 4–6” / 10–15 cm of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
To select the right size, stand with a relaxed posture. Ask a friend to measure your shoulder circumference. Divide that number by two. Then pick a size that is 4–6” / 10–15 cm larger than your body size.

Shoulder width: 22 (26, 29, 33, 36)” / 56 ( 66, 73.5, 84, 91) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Grace by Espace Tricot (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk, 490 yds / 448 m – 115 g).
1 hank of colourways Cinema (black) (for the lace triangle).
1 hank of Erable (gold) (for the double seed st triangle).
1 hank of Chateau (cream) (for the collar). 

Or approx. the foll amounts of fingering weight yarn: 119 (166, 206, 267, 318) yds / 109 (152, 189, 245, 291) m (for the lace triangle), 155 (217, 267, 350, 416) yds / 142 (198, 247, 320, 381) m (for the double seed st triangle) and 102 (102, 107, 111, 116) yds / 93 (93, 98, 102, 106) m (for the collar).

Needles: Two US 3 / 3.25 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles. An extra US 3 / 3.25 mm needle for 3-Needle BO (this can be any kind of needle: circular, straight or DPN). US 2 / 2.75 mm 16” / 40 cm (or 32” / 80 cm if using magic loop) circular needles.

Notions: Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, yarn snips, tapestry needle, blocking combs or wires. 

GAUGE 
22 sts to 4” / 10 cm in Garter St, after blocking.
5.5 sts to 1” / 2.5 cm in Garter St, after blocking.