Portrush Poncho by Brenda Brayfield

Portrush Poncho

July 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in StSt after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
475 - 536 yards (434 - 490 m)
3 sizes - Width: 54 (54, 55)” / 137 (137, 140) cm; Length: 18 (19, 20)” / 46 (48, 51) cm after blocking
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During warm-weather months, many knitters gravitate toward relaxing projects in lightweight fibres that provide a welcome break from the sturdy sweater knitting of cold-weather months.

Enter Portrush, a seamless, reversible poncho that allows the enthusiastic beginning knitter to practice their skills and the experienced knitter a quick gratification project.

Knit from a crocheted provisional cast on, this pattern offers step-by-step instruction to create a drapey fabric knit side to side with options for either seamless or seamed construction.

Incorporating two, easy-to-memorize eyelet rows and a garter stitch edge, this design also helps support knitters new to working with linen yarn, a fibre that can seem intimidatingly stiff on the skein but produces spectacular results after blocking.

Portrush is a stylish, contemporary poncho that elevates any outfit from day to dressy. Universally flattering and customizable, this asymmetrical design offers multiple wearing options for a year-round accessory that can be worn with any outfit. Designed to take advantage of the lightness and drape of linen yarn, this trendy poncho is free-flowing, airy, and cool - perfect for summer knitting and wearing!

The model is 5’ 6” / 168 cm and is shown wearing the 3rd size.

Thank you to my loyal test knitters and Tech Editor, Elaine Yee. Your commitment and valuable feedback was greatly appreciated.