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Garter Stitch Side To Side Poncho Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Garter Stitch Side To Side Poncho Knitting Pattern

This easy two rectangle garter stitch poncho is knit from side to side. Great pattern for beginners!

Gauge:
9¾ sts and 20 rows=4" in garter stitch (knit every row) with Musique

Sizes:
Finished size Approximately 38 (43)" wide from point to point and 36 (40)" long from shoulder to bottom point.
Fits average shorter women and older children (taller women)

Materials:
Size 11 US (8 mm) 26" circular needles or longer or size needed to obtain gauge
15 (15) balls Crystal Palace Yarns Musique
Color #9363 Stormy Weather
45% acrylic/40% wool/15% cotton
100 grams/130 yards

2 (2) balls Crystal Palace Yarns Fizz
Color #9401 Kelim
120 yards/50 grams
100% polyester

Garter Stitch Side To Side Poncho Knitting Pattern

Instructions
Note: Poncho is made from side to side, beginning at one point and ending at the other.

Make 2.

With Musique, CO 3 sts.
Mark inc row with safety pin to assist in remembering which row you are on.
Row 1: K3 (For one piece this is the RS, for the other this is the WS.)
Row 2: K into front and back of first st, k1, k into front and back of last st- 5 sts
Row 3: K
Row 4: k1, k into front and back of next st, k1, k into front and back of next st, k1 - 7 sts
Row 5: K
Row 6: k1, k into front and back of next st, k across to last 2 sts, k into front and back of next st, k1- 9 sts
Row 7: K
Rep last 2 rows until there are 71 (81) sts.

At the same time, when you have 35 (35) sts, k the next row. Cont in pat, work the next 8 rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.

When you have 47 (65) sts, k the next row. Cont in pat, work the next 2 rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.

When you have 61 (75) sts, k the next row. Cont in pat, work the next 6 rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.

Shape Shoulder
Next row 71 (81) sts:
Row 1: k across to last 2 sts, k into front and back of next st, k1
Row 2: K
Rep these 2 rows a total of 8 times - 79 (89) sts

Neck Shaping
Row 1: k1, SSK, k across to last 2 sts, k into front and back of next st, k1
Row 2: K
Rep these 2 rows a total of 8 times - 79 (89) sts

Shape Other Side Of Neck/Beg Dec Side Of Poncho
Work the first two rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.
Row 1: k1, k into front and back of next st, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2: K
Rep these 2 rows a total of 8 times - 79 (89) sts

Shape Other Shoulder/Cont Dec Side of Poncho
Work the first four rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.
Row 1: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2: K
Rep these 2 rows a total of 8 times - 71 (81) sts

Dec Both Sides Of Poncho
Row 1: k1, SSK, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2: K
Rep these 2 rows until you have 5 sts.
Next row: SSK, k1, k2tog
K3.
BO.

At the same time, when you have 57 (67) sts, k the next row. Cont in pat, work the next 8 rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.

When you have 29 (29) sts, k the next row. Cont in pat, work the next 4 rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.

Finishing
With WS tog, seam from neck to point on each side. Weave in ends on WS.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

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