Sophia by Jo Creates


March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1061 - 1094 yards (970 - 1000 m)
one size (26" x 27" 66cm x 69cm)
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This poncho is perfect for sticking in your bag for those moments when the sun comes out to play but its still not quite summer!

By knitting using Scheepjes whirl, you end up a poncho which looks different from the front and the back…ideal for if you want to change your look quickly!!

It is knitted flat (on straight or circular needles) and then seamed along the sides once the knitting is completed.

The finished poncho (seamed as per instructions) measures 26” x 27” (66cm x 69cm).

Blocking is recommended to bring out the lace edging.

To make it you will need one ball of Scheepjes Whirl / Frosted Whirl or Ombre Whirl. It would be simple to extend the size by adding in Scheepjes Whirlette if you wanted a larger poncho.

If you don’t want to use Scheepjes Whirl, any fingering-weight yarn would work just as well though. You’ll need roughly 1000m of whichever yarn you choose.

It is a simple and quick knit and would be suitable for beginners who want to try their hand at a first garment. I’ve included links to tutorials I have written for how to complete the stitches in this pattern.

To create the poncho, fold in half, with the garter edges together, then sew along the top seam, starting on the edge, working towards the fold, stopping before you get to the centre, to leave space for the neck-hole (leave roughly 25cm of this top seam “open”.