Jimmy's Lucky Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Jimmy's Lucky Poncho

March 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, wet-blocked and steam pressed.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
955 yards (873 m)
One size: 22 x 50"/56 x 127cm, before folding and seaming.
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9/16/22: This special anniversary pattern has now been retired and replaced by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas newly enhanced Lucky Striped Poncho which features not only the original ten color version but a new 6 color version as well.

“Happy Birthday, Jimmy Beans!”
2022 marks Jimmy Beans’ 20th anniversary—and we’re so happy to celebrate with them! Churchmouse founder Kit and Laura, founder of Jimmy Beans, have long been friends, so Kit was delighted to gift her a celebratory riff on one of our favorite patterns! As she designed Jimmy’s Lucky Poncho, Kit took inspiration from our beloved Easy Folded Poncho and Jimmy Beans’ color wheel logo. Then, she got playful with random stripes, choosing colors and stripe widths by rolling a pair of dice. Allowing for this wonderful randomness, no two ponchos will ever be the same!

We knit Jimmy’s Lucky Poncho in ten, rainbow shades of Rowan Felted Tweed—but ten shades of your favorite, woolly light DK-weight yarn will do wonderfully!

Approx. 22 x 50”/56 x 127cm, before folding and seaming.

10 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (191 yds/175m each); 1 skein each in 10 different colors. Or approx. 840 yds/768m of an equivalent dk-weight yarn. Note: If you adjust size, allow approx. 3⁄4 yds/.7m of yarn per knitted square inch.

Sample shown in 1 skein each of Jimmy Beans’ logo colors: 201, 200, 222, 198, 181, 213, 204, 203, 202, 214.

US 6 (4mm) needles (circular or straight), or size to obtain gauge.
Darning needle to finish.
Blocking wires (or lots of T-pins or forked blocking pins).

20 sts = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch, wet-blocked and steam pressed.