The Comfort Zone by Espace Tricot

The Comfort Zone

by Espace Tricot
Knitting
December 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
720 - 1200 yards (658 - 1097 m)
Finished circumference: 51 (60, 70, 80)" 129.5 (153, 178, 204) cm
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The Comfort Zone is exactly what the name implies - a soft and warm halo of happiness that is a joy to knit but an even greater pleasure to wear! Knit in the round from the top down featuring twisted rib at neck, sides, and hem, this is a quick and satisfying project that will keep you toasty all winter long. The split hem, slightly longer in back, lends a modern profile and added coziness. Perfect for lounging with your knitting, a good book, or Netflix in the evenings but stylish enough to wear at the office, running errands, or to out to dinner. For deliciously light and airy results, we highly recommend CaMaRose Snefnug - a lovely blend of alpaca, cotton, and merino.

YARN:

CaMaRose SNEFNUG (55% Alpaca, 35% Cotton, 10% Merino); 120 yds (110 m)/50g

6 (7, 9, 10) balls
Shown in ‘7314 Light Beige’

While this poncho is easily customized, please note that modifications may affect yardage requirements.

TOOLS:

  • For neck ribbing: 16” circular needles: 5 mm (US 8) – or three sizes smaller than gauge needle.
  • For yoke and body (main gauge needle): 16”, 24”, and 40” circular needle: 6.5 mm (US 10.5) – or size needed to obtain gauge
  • For bottom ribbing: 24” (or longer) needles: 6 mm (US 10) – or one size smaller than gauge needle
  • 4 stitch markers to indicate beginning of round and raglan increase points
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends

SIZES:

1 (2, 3, 4) - Finished circumference: 51 (60, 70, 80)“ / 129.5 (153, 178, 204) cm

Measurements above are given for the finished circumference at the end of the raglan increases. This design is meant to be worn with 5-10” / 13 - 25.5 cm of positive ease. Be sure to measure around your upper bust, including the upper arms, when determining the best size to knit.