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« on: January 07, 2005 01:04:37 PM »

This is a poncho I made for a friend of my sister-in-law.  She wanted something warm, but not too warm;  black, but not all black; trendy, but not too trendy...  sure.  okay.  no problem.  So, i found Lionbrand Jiffy Thick & Quick in black/grey/white shades which she loved and after experimenting with different needle sizes, came up with this, 3 x 3 cable rib knit on giant needles (US size 35/19mm).  She LOVED it, apparently she wears it all the time. 

(modelled by my friend Julie, not the actual recipient)

**The pic is really small and a bit hard to see.  Sorry.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2005 04:40:58 PM »

Cute! Grin I love ponchos!!! I've always wanted one but I really think I'd rather make it then buy it? Do I smell a tutorial being added soon? Oh I hope so!!! lol It's adoranble!!

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2005 04:27:17 AM »

ohh i love the yarn u used! i second a tutorial! great job.  Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2005 11:45:10 AM »

Nice job! I love the pattern.

I just finished my poncho not too long ago. Here's a link to where I posted it.


I like that yours has room for arm movement. Mine has too much fringe for that.


« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2005 08:38:08 PM »

Hey all!  Thanks for all the compliments!  I wrote down part of what I did for this poncho, but of course didn't make note of anything important like gauge or the finished measurements!  so...  Here's what I can tell you by way of a non-tutorial:

The yarn:  LionBrand Jiffy Thick & Quick, color Smoky Mountains (213)
Needles:  US 35/19mm  (I tried it with the needles called for on the band but it made for a much stiffer fabric)
Amount: ? I think it used 4 balls, but maybe more... maybe less...  This was knit in October and lives in Saskatchewan, and I'm in Calgary.  Sorry!
*The large needles make for a looser knit with this bulky yarn which allows the poncho to drape. 
*After I had already started the poncho I realized that the cable pattern that I thought I "invented" was actually a pretty common one called "Twisted Cable" (or variations thereof) and I found it in a number of stitch dictionaries so I'm not sure who to credit for it!
*The rib caused the width to pull together quite abit, but once it was being worn it pulled out nicely.  It ended up hitting at about the elbow, which was what I was aiming for, so that worked out well!  The yarn does not block, but it was kind of nice to work with once I got used to knitting with what amounted to broomsticks.  (granted I haven't had the opportunity to work with nicer/more expensive yarns... so I'm not really sure how it compares). 

**C6F:  slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold to the front, knit the next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 stitches on the holder.

Cast on 39 using US 35/19mm

Set up/foundation rows: P3, K3, P3, K6, P3, K3, P3, K6, P3, K3, P3
Work 5 more rows in rib as established above, but work the first and last 3 stitches in purl on every row, so as to create a garter stitch border on the ends.  (ie 6 rows ribbing)
Start cable pattern:
1st & 2nd row:  rib as above
3rd row:  P3, K3, P3, C6F, P3, K3, P3, C6F, P3, K3, P3
Row 4 - 8:  rib as set above
9th row:  P3, K3, P3, C6F, P3, K3, P3, C6F, P3, K3, P3
Row 10 - 20:  rib as set above

Repeat these 20 rows 4 times, then repeat rows 1-16 (102 rows total)

I think (from my minimal notes) that the finished length must have been around 52".  I folded it in half and stitched from one of the open ends towards the fold.  I'm not sure how big the neck opening would have been, again, no notes on anything important! 

Hope that helps!


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