Morkrid Poncho by Ellen Susanne

Morkrid Poncho

November 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 829 yards (640 - 758 m)
S/M and L/XL
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This is the sixth piece of knitwear in a collection inspired by the astounding nature in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway: first was Fanaraaken, second was Molden, third was Myrhorn, Feigefossen was fourth and Jotunheimen the fifth. The inspiration for this design is the Mørkrid valley and river, nestled into the innermost reaches of the Sognefjord. The imaginative knitter will see how the artistic design of the colorwork is inspired by this mighty river (“Mørkridelve”) which winds through the valley (“Mørkridalen”) in the shadow of the surrounding mountains.

The poncho is worked in the round, top down, and features a rolled neck which is mirrored by the applied i-cord along the bottom edge of the poncho. The 4 raglans, one on each shoulder, one each at center front and back, provide shaping.

Difficulty level. Advanced: includes stranded colorwork and applied i-cord bind-off; can be a good starter project for someone new to color work.

Before/After blocking:
Circumference at neck: 22”/56 cm
Length at center front with neck unrolled: 18.5”/47.5 cm
Circumference at bottom: 62”/159cm

Before/After blocking:
Neck circumference: 26”/66 cm
Length at center front with neck unrolled: ”/“
Circumference at bottom: 72”/183 cm

For Small/Medium (top cover picture on me)
MC (3334 Cast Iron/2 skeins) = 123 g/270 yds
CC1 (33158 Rosemary/1 skein) = 76g/167 yds
CC2 (3330 Lentil/1 skein) = 36g/79 yds
CC3 (33153 Heather/1 skein) = 27g/59 yds

For Large/XL (black/green/tan picture modeled by my friends)
MC (3334 Cast Iron/2 skeins) = 197g/434 yds
CC1 (33158 Rosemary/2 skeins) = 106g/232 yds
CC2 (3330 Lentil/1 skein) = 46 g/101 yds
CC3 (33104 Driftwood/1 skein) = 28 g/62 yds

Needles: US8 (5 mm) 20” (50 cm) circular and longer--I do not specify how long the cable for the longer circular needle as this is tied to personal reference and what a knitter has on hand. With colorwork, there is a danger of puckering if too short a needle is used.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends and grafting I-cord
Stitch markers

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Tusen Takk: A “thousand thanks” to my test knitters on Ravelry: Burgundyann, Foxsan, Judithio, kittyhook, kmorley632, Mardog6, ncflower, skwrd50, Theamidnight, ynnlay and to you for purchasing and knitting my pattern!