Knit Melange Poncho
8 skeins of Noro/KPI Ginga yarn (40% cotton, 30% silk, 15% wool, 15% nylon; 201m/100g) in mélange color;
Knitting needles 9;
Circular knitting needles 9;
Size: 92,5 cm x 66 cm.
Garter stitch: knit sts.
Relief pattern: 1st (WS) row: * knit2tog, 1 yarn over*; repeat from * to *, 1 knit st;
2nd, 4th, 6th rows (RS): knit;
3rd and 5th row: purl;
7th row: * 1 broaching, 1 yarn over*; repeat from * to *, 1 knit st;
8th-12th rows: as 2nd-6th rows;
13th-14th rows: as 1st-2nd rows;
15th row: as the 7th row;
16th-20th rows: as 2nd-6th rows;
21st row: purl;
22nd row: 1 knit st, * double broaching, double yarn over*; repeat from * to *, 1 knit st;
23rd row: 1 knit st, * (1 purl, 1 knit st) on double yarn over, 1 purl*; repeat from * to *, 1 knit st;
24th row: knit.
Repeat 1st-24th row.
Stitches control: 10 sts x 16 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 91 sts and make set-up row: 4 knit sts, marker, 83 knit sts, marker, 4 knit sts. After that, make 4 sts of garter stitch, 83 sts of relief pattern, 4 sts of garter stitch. At 66 cm height, leave the first 35 sts for shoulder, the central 21 sts for neck-hole, the rest 35 sts for shoulder.
Make in the same way, as back. At 53 cm height, leave the central 9 sts for neck-hole and finish each side separately, bind off 2 x 2 sts in every 2nd row from each side and decrease 2 x 1 st = 35 sts. Leave the rest sts of shoulder at the height of back.
Bind off and connect sts of shoulder with the help of the 3rd needle. Make 21 sts of back neck-hole with circular knitting needles, cast on 10 sts along left side of front neck-hole, 9 knit sts, 10 sts along right side of front = 50 sts. Make 3 circle rows of knit sts and bind off as knit sts.