Tuzigoot Poncho by Sandra Butler

Tuzigoot Poncho

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
965 - 1591 yards (882 - 1455 m)
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

Tuzigoot Poncho ~ This poncho is named Tuzigoot after one of the largest and best preserved ruins of the many Sinagua pueblo ruins in the Verde Valley of Arizona. The word “Tuzigoot” is Apache for “crooked water”, from nearby Pecks Lake, a cutoff meander of the Verde River. This pueblo was built by the Sinagua people between 1125 and 1400 CE.

This beautiful poncho, shown in the Sedona colorway, is knit using Fall weight fingering yarn. Knit top-down, flat with shoulder shaping and gorgeous mosaics. The back is knit first, then stitches are picked up at the shoulders and the front is knit with the addition of buttonholes. This pattern is easily adjustable for both width and length. Instructions are given on how to do this. Poncho as shown has intarsia color blocks (intarsia can be eliminated - knitter’s preference). Mosaic designs are created using slip stitches.

The poncho with the blue in it, colorway kit Sycamore Canyon, is a smaller version. Made using two less mosaics.

Tuzigoot Poncho is being offered as a kit or as a single pattern. We have six different kit colorways and it is your choice as to the base yarn you choose. Or you can build your own kit. If you buy the yarn kit the pattern is FREE!

Yarn requirements:
MC - 736 yards
CC1 - 232 yards
CC2 - 201 yards
CC3 - 232 yards

Tuzigoot Shawl Yarn Kits

MC- Ironwood
CC1 - Golden Cholla
CC2 - Jojoba
CC3 - Firecracker

MC - Ironwood
CC1 - Golden Cholla
CC2 - Indian Blanket
CC3 - Blue Glow

MC - Indian Blanket
CC1 - Golden Cholla
CC2 - King-Cup Hedgehog
CC3 - Ironwood

MC - Ironwood
CC1 - Golden Cholla
CC2 - Indian Blanket
CC3 - King-cup Hedgehog

MC - Texas Ebony
CC1 - Apache Plume
CC2 -Arizona Cypress
CC3 - Scarlet Cinqufoil

MC - Texas Ebony
CC1 - Beavertail Prickly
CC2 - Desert Chicory
CC3 - Alfalfa

Kits are available at www.desertbloomyarns.com
Please specify yarn base and kit color. Included with the kit is the pattern.

Mosaic design credit goes to Barbara Walker’s book “Mosaic Knitting”.

Pattern has been test knit and technically edited