Woodstock Poncho by Susan Sheby

Woodstock Poncho

January 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
480 - 560 yards (439 - 512 m)
one size fits most.
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I have been pining for a poncho in our yarn for a long time now! Finally Susan Sheby, has created a gorgeous one that is also very simple to knit. The shape is a throwback to the ponchos I image the woodstock-goers wearing back in the day which is definitely one reason I heart it big time. Susan’s poncho is a stripe of 2 Pixie Dust Mini colors, Crystal Avalanche & Sandy Heather. Striping these together creates a gorgeous natural colorway that will go with anything. This projects is knit on smaller needles (10.5’s) and is in a lighter yarn, so the finished garment isn’t too bulky or heavy to wear. It is 100% wool so it will keep you nice and toasty though!

The pattern is written for a solid poncho, without stripes. If you’re interested in doing a stripe here’s Susan’s advice below:

I switched colorways every two rounds, carrying the yarn by simply dropping one color and picking up the other every two rounds so I didn’t have a million ends to weave in when I was done. Occasionally I would purl some stitches, just to add a little texture too!