August 21, 2016
October 27, 2016


Project info
Caliban by Lisa Richardson
Neck / TorsoPoncho
one size
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
13 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in design pattern using recommended needles
Rowan Brushed Fleece
7 skeins = 805.0 yards (736.1 meters), 350 grams

Brushed Fleece is very lightweight even though it’s a bulky yarn so makes this poncho almost weightless even for it’s large size. Love it a lot.

I made no changes at all, except while knitting I changed the placement of the markers to make it easier knitting. The cast-on edge is seen in the last picture. The rib runs horizontally across the body, increasing on both sides of the larger, center rib. Next comes separating and casting off for the head opening, casting those stitches on again rejoining the front and back, then decreasing along the center rib. This makes a squarish poncho with two slightly convex edges. Lovely. I can’t quite remember how the pattern has you place the markers, but placing them on either side of the large center rib was much easier for me to remember where to increase and decrease. It’s a simple thing to change, but it helped me.

One more thing: 10 inches along each side, under the armholes, I tacked the front and back together for just an inch on both sides and essentially made “arm openings”. This brought it in a bit and looked better on me.

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65% Merino, 30% Alpaca, 5% Nylon
115 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: August 22, 2016
  • Updated: November 1, 2016
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