Magic Fringe Poncho by Shaina Scott

Magic Fringe Poncho

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Fringe that appears from nowhere & a stunning yet simple colorwork pattern? This must be magic!

Worked from point to point, the Magic Fringe Poncho features a simple Mosaic (slipped-stitch) colorwork pattern, garter-stitch stripes & Magic Fringe. This means that you’ll never be knitting with more than 1 color at a time and that you don’t need to worry about tension as you carry the yarn up the side of the fabric. (No ends to weave in either!)

The goal with this project is to have a very complicated looking finished garment that was actually very simple and enjoyable to knit. Even if you’ve never knit a mosaic stitch in your life, you’ll be able to make this poncho and look great doing it!

What is Magic Fringe?
It’s fringe you make as you knit so that finishing your project is a snap! By planning ahead when you start your project, you can add this great technique to any project that you want to add some fancy fringe to without hours of tying small bits of yarn to the finished project.

Color Suggestions
You will need 4 colors total (1 skein of each). I recommend choosing solid or tonal shades so that the colorwork will pop. Each color will only touch 2 of the other colors so it’s ok if some of them aren’t as high contrast, just make sure that if you hold 1 in between 2 of the other ones, it will stand out from them.

Notice in the yarn photo on this page how the blue and green are kind of similar tones? That’s fine because I’m never going to put them next to each other in the project. Blue will always have either cream or grey next to it and green will also always have cream or grey next to it.

Here’s a link to the video I made to help you with choosing colors.

One Size - 50” x 50” (127 cm x 127 cm)
Multiple styling options to flatter lots of sizes & shapes.

Approx 400 yds / 366 m each of 4 colors in Fingering Weight

Sample Used:
Tosh Merino Light + Copper Glitter in Field Notes (white), Lost in Trees (green), Bittersweet (dark), & Danger Will Robinson (blue) colorways- 90% Merino wool / 8% Acrylic / 2% Stellina - 420 yds (384 m) / 100 g

US 3 (3.25mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge


  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle

20 sts x 34 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Garter Stitch, blocked

Featured Techniques
(Linked to tutorials)

Thank you to Sue-Cat for you’re amazing tech editing!