Sizes include: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) / 48" (52", 56", 60", 64") circumference, blocked and worn with approximately 12" of positive ease. Shown in size 1 on a 35" bust. This pattern is designed for use with 4 (4, 5, 6, 6) skein(s) of our Sincere Sock Fingering weight yarn in colorway: Clover. Choose any color you like, though. 437 yards each skein. (The burgundy version was made in a discontinued sport weight yarn.)
You'll need: US size 4 (3.5mm) 32" circular needle, US size 3 (3.25mm) 16" circular needle, one more US size 4 needle (straight, circular or DPN) for working 3-needle BO.
•Is it a sweater? Is it a poncho? You decide! It's flattering to virtually all shapes and sizes and is just so darn comfortable.
Intermediate - This pattern is for those who feel comfortable with knitting and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques. Skills/concepts include: cabling, three needle bind off.
Notes From the Designer:
•I love cables. I love off-center cables, which seem a little more interesting to me than centered cables. I decided to put just one shoulder cable on this piece, like a badge or sash, to break up the Stockinette background (which I also love).
•Last year, I bought a commercially-made sweater/poncho hybrid similar to this and immediately started deconstructing it in my head, wondering how it was put together and how I could make it differently. This piece is the result. It's not as gigantically oversized--big enough to be comfy without wearing a flour sack--with split hems at the ribbing and an open neckline. This piece is the poncho I would make for myself that would replace my store-bought poncho in a heartbeat. I think of that poncho as the construction lesson that helped me to make my own with elements that I love.
•This piece is worked flat in 2 pieces. Shoulders are connected using the three-needle bo method. Sides are seamed from the bottom of the armhole to the top of the hem ribbing, leaving a split hem at the bottom. Sts are picked up and worked in the round for the collar. Sts are picked up from the sides of the armholes and worked back and forth until the length matches the bound off underarm edge, and then the sleeve sts are seamed to each side of the underarm edges to complete the sleeves.
•There are no bust sizes listed for this garment, only approximate final circumferences. If you'd like this to fit with less than the intended 12" or so of positive ease, you might want to pick a circumference relatively close to your actual bust size. If you'd like more positive ease, try a circumference that is relatively further from your actual bust size.
•When working with hand-dyed yarns for a garment, I strongly recommend alternating skeins. You don't have to, but it helps reduce color pooling and any noticeable line where you added a new skein. Sample shown did not alternate skeins when working the ribbing or both sides of the front neck, but did alternate skeins throughout the rest of the body. Tutorial link is provided in the pattern!
•Includes an in-depth video tutorial of how to work the cable section with and without a cable needle.
Designed by Emily Walton.
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Customer Reviews 5 (45 Reviews) Write a Review
I've already knit this design and love it. it's drying now from blocking and am very much looking forward to wearing it.
Absolutely loved it!
I made this for my mom and she loves it. It is easy to follow despite being a beginner knitter. I especially enjoyed learning to knit cables without cable needles.
Very feminine soft delicate. Iwill make it for next year
I love it!
I love it!
I love it!
VVery beautiful pattern soft delicate femine. I love it
i haven't made it yet. but look foward to making it.
Modello davvero romantico ed elegante
Modello davvero romantico ed elegante.
I love the look of this pattern. Unfortunately I already am working on 4 different projects but will hopefully get to this project shortly!!
Love the pattern. Can't wait to start working on it
I love this pattern! Can't wait to finish. Photo will follow.
It's a beautiful design, the braided cable is stunning - so effective and sophisticated. Excellent instructions, very straightforward.
Another great pattern I have to wait to make.
Another great, beautiful pattern I can't wait to get to, but there are so many and I can't knit or crochet fast enough to get to them all.....
Great product and directions
El patrón es muy fácil de seguir, porque las indicaciones están muy bien estructuradas
Es un patrón muy fácil de seguir, porque está muy bien estructurado
very lovely I love cables but I think where you put the cables is very unique I will make for this fall can't wait to use it its so lovely
Beautiful pattern, first time with cables and video instruction makes them easier!
Obtained pattern for a future project so it's in my queue.
very nice: a lot of compliments: wonderful
Thank you for the lovely pattern Chandi :)
I love the design and I can't wait to get started on it.
I can't wait to get started on this pattern!
I love the partern, I can't wait to start with it
Haven't started this yet but really like the look of the pattern. I don't always have enough of the yarns specified and would like suggestions as to other yarn possibilities with yardage included on patterns.
Have not started to make as yet.
Knitting with light yarn.
All of your patterns are explained perfectly and you make it look so easy! Also I'm going to eventually buy some of your yarn because of the way it looks, light and drapey, like sock yarn which I love! When are you going to have a sock pattern?
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What a simple yet beautiful pattern!! Perfect for beginners yet a nice relaxing knit for those further along.
Keeps getting better & better
I've come to look forward to Free Pattern Fridays! It's a happy place at EFA and I can hardly wait to cast this one on....only problem is which colourway to select?!
Ponchoesq Knitted Pattern
Thank you for a great pattern. I have 4 skeins of your Yak Merino Sport yarn just looking for a project. I can't wait to start this one as soon as I finish my WIP.
I have not had a chance to make it. It will be a project that I will need help with. It is above my skill level.
good idea for one of my next projects .... thanks for the idea
Love the pattern
Not on my needle yet but looking forward to being my next project.
What's not to love about this design? Easy, comfortable and so pretty!
Have not made it yet but ordered it so I can when I have time.
Only a four because I don't have it on my needles yet. But I fell in love with this pattern the second I saw it and I can't wait to make one for myself.
love the design and pattern, would you have a chart for the cable?
What a fabulous garment! Can hardly wait to get knitting.
Love love love this look!!
I cannot wait to get this top on my needles. As a larger (curvier as they say now) woman I like tops that are not form-fitted and this looks so comfortable!! Thank you Chandi and Emily for such a beautiful pattern.