Potawatomi by Carol Sunday
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Potawatomi

Knitting
September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
One size, easily modified
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Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower. Welcome fall with this stylish poncho, knit in mainly stockinette stitch with a dramatic cabled border, knit-in fringe and a cozy collar that can button up as a cowl.

Potawatomi is knit flat in one piece from ribbed end to ribbed end with a shaped neckline. The ribbed cowl is picked up and knitted. A single seam runs up one side from ribbing to neckline.

In the original version, thanks to the fringed edging, every row is worked as a right side row, making the stockinette portion purl free! Or knit from the more traditional “inside-the-box” version, back and forth with a dropped-stitch fringe. One purchase gets you both versions, and each gives you the very same result.

Finished size: After seaming, fabric forms a folded rectangle 24” by 27” which includes a 3” knotted fringe. Cowl / collar measures 24” around (buttoned) and 6-1⁄2” deep. Size can be easily modified; guidance for mods on page 2.

Needles & notions: Size 8 US / 5 mm needles circular needles (with a cable long enough to hold 122 sts), cable or double- pointed needle, tapestry needle, four 7/8” buttons.

Techniques used: Cables, reading charts optional, pick up and knit.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, schematic, glossary, cable patterns in both charted and written formats, guidance for size modifications.