Friday, 9 October 2015

Knitted poncho with cowl and wristwarmers




Norwegian pattern here

This chunky and supercomfy poncho is the result of an impulse yarn bargain I made after passing by my local yarn store on my way home from work. 10 soft and beautiful skeins of this amazing yarn was calling on me from the bottom of a 70% off basket outside the store, and there was no way I could resist....

This lovely yarn from Rowan (Kidsilk Amore) is now discontinued, so these 10 skeins was all I could get my hands on..... My dream of a chunky, long cardigan in these warm and autumnal colours was obviously not going to happen, so an armless poncho would have to do!

I searched "everywere" for the perfect pattern, and found so many wonderful ponchos I want to make, but none that was perfect for this yarn, so I had to come up with my own pattern....

I'm really pleased with it, and it is supereasy to knit!

To make the yarn last a little longer, I added some stripes in Brushed Alpaca Silk. This added a nice contrast and structure to it, I think. I also made the edging in this yarn (3 threads, to get it thick enough to match the chunky Rowan yarn )






I had JUST enough yarn for a poncho, a loose and comfy cowl and a pair of writwarmers, so now I'm all set for beautiful and crips Autumn days!

Little Missy now wants a similar in light blue, and who am I to say no to that! I've now made a children's version of this, and she is so happy! I'll post photos and patterns for this later!


I you want to make your own poncho, feel free to use my pattern:

LYKKE PONCHO 


Yarn suggestions: 
Chunky yarn for needles 10-12 (Eur)
(Drops Eskimo, Drops Air el.l..)
Drops Brushed  Alpaca Silk for the stripes (3 threads knitted together)
Circular needles (60-80 cm) size 10 - 12 mm
Crochet hook:  5-6 mm
Measurement: Each rectangel measures approx. 40 x 84 cm
Tension: 10 stiches x 12 rounds = approx. 10x10 cm
Repeat from * to *

Note: This poncho is one-size, and you can adjust the size by adding/reducing the number of stiches and rounds. Measure it and try it on along the way, so you get the size you like.

The poncho is knitted as two identical rectangles and sewn together in the front and back.


LEFT HAND rectangle (back/front): 

Row 1: Cast on 40 stiches on needles 10 mm, and purl the first row

Row 2-6:  Stocking stich  (alternate a knit row with a purl row )

Row 7: Change yarn to 3 threads of Brushed Alpaca Silk and knit into back of stich

Row 8:  Seedstich (moss stich)  *One knit, one purl*  

Row 9: Knit into back of stich

Repeat row 2 -9 until desired length. In this pocnho the total length is 84 cm.

Cast off.


RIGHT HAND rectangle (front/back): 
Knit this the same way as the left hand rectangle (above).


Assembling: 
Stich the hem on the left piece along the long side on the right hand piece, corner to corner and approx 40 cm. Make sure that the stiches are not too tight, and "blends in" to the knitting.
Place the short hem of the right hand piece againt the left long side, and do the sam.

You will now have a v-shaped opening in the front and back, and it is time for the border :-)

I crocheted a simple bobble edging both along the neck and the hem.


Bobble edging:

Use 3 strands of Brushed Alpaca Silk (or similar..) and crochet hook 5 or 6 mm.

Start with a row of sc (US) /  dc (UK) crochet along the hem and close the round with a sl st in the first stich. Make sure it is loose and even, so the ponchos drapes nicely.

Turn your work, and work the next round from the back. (The bobbles will then appear on the front.)

Repeat from *to *:

*1 sc (US) / dc (UK) , 1 bobble (see explanation and video below) * Close the round with a sl in the first sc/dc

You will now have a row of beautiful boobles  on the right side!

Bobble:
Make 4 doubles (UK) / trebles (US), but do not pull the yarn through the last loop, leaving 5 loops on you hook. Pull the yarn through all 5 loop, and close the bobble with a sl st.
Confused?

See this instructionvideo on how to do the the bobble stich  :-)



LOOSE COWL


Row.1:  Cast on 80 stiches on circular needles 10 mm, and purl the first row back and forth (not in the round )

Row 2-6:  Stocking stich  (alternate a knit row with a purl row )

Row 7: Change yarn to 3 threads of Brushed Alpaca Silk and knit into back of stich

Row 8:  Seedstich (moss stich)  *One knit, one purl*  

Row 9: Knit into back of stich

Repeat row 2 -9  x 3 , but in every seedstich row, you have to knit 2 stiches together approx. every 10th stich. Now you have 4 stripes in Brushed Silk Alpaca.

After the 4th stripe, knit 5 rows of stocking stich (alternate a knit row with a purl row ). I the last (5th) row, knit 2 stiches together approx. every 10t stich.

Cast off.

Sew the two sides together, and make the same booble edgings on the top and bottom hem, like on the poncho (see above)

Finished!











CHUNKY WRISTWARMERS

Row.1:  Cast on 18-20 stiches (measure your wrist, and adjust the number of stiches to fit you!) on needles 10 mm, and purl the first row back and forth (not in the round )

Row 2-6:  Stocking stich  (alternate a knit row with a purl row )

Row 7: Change yarn to 3 threads of Brushed Alpaca Silk and knit into back of stich

Row 8:  Seedstich (moss stich)  *One knit, one purl*  

Row 9: Knit into back of stich

Repeat from *to * once. You now have 2 stripes. Knit 5 rows off stocking stich, and cast off. 

Sew the two sides together, and crochet a booble edge along the top.

Finished!


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Thes colours really come out in the sunshine. There's tiny copper threads in the yarn, and you can see them glitter in the sun!


Happy knitting!



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1 comment:

  1. What a lovely design, thank you for sharing it xxx

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