Portree Poncho by Bridget Pupillo

Portree Poncho

March 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
840 - 1890 yards (768 - 1728 m)
Child (up to 30" chest), Adult Medium (32-44") and Adult Large (46-58")
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Evoking the quaint refinement of Skye’s harbor town, surrounded by the rugged nature of the Scottish Highlands, this poncho features a stunning double Saxon braid flanked by plaits and ladders. The plaits along the sides of each panel provide an interesting and fuss-free edging, particularly at the neckline. The raw bottom edges of the panels are finished with an I-Cord bind off or cast on for a cleaner look. The poncho is worked flat in two separate panels that are sewn together to create a double triangle. The cable patterns and finishing techniques are rather simple, so this is a perfect project for learning basic cables as well as I-Cord finishing techniques.

This pattern includes three sizes: Child (up to a 30” chest), Adult Medium (32-44” chest), and Adult Large (46-58” chest).

The gauge is 20 stitches and 28 rows over 4” in stockinette stitch. Over the largest cable pattern, it is 28 stitches and 26 rows after blocking.

This pattern is recommended for intermediate knitters. You must be able to follow cable charts or written instructions, make basic cables, and work an I-Cord cast on and bind off.

For the poncho featured here, I used Patons North American Classic Wool Worsted (100% pure wool, worsted weight; 210 yds/100g per ball). You will need 4 (6, 9) balls of Grey Mix #224.You may substitute any worsted weight yarn for this pattern, although I do recommend using a wool or wool blend, because you will need to block quite heavily, and the wool will help to maintain the blocked shape. You will also need 24” or 32” circular needles in size US 7 or whatever size necessary to obtain the gauge, and a cable needle or double pointed needle for the cable work.

This pattern includes a schematic, and full written instructions as well as a full charts, so that you may choose according to your preference.