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Milky Way by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS poncho in "Vienna" or "Melody".

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DROPS 138-19

DROPS design: Pattern no O-309
Yarn group D
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS VIENNA from Garnstudio
300-300-350-400-400-450 g colour no 21, off white

Or use:
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio
250-250-250-300-300-350 g colour no 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 7 mm (80 cm) - or size needed to get 13 sts x 18 rows in stocking st =
10 x 10 cm.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

PATTERN:
Row 1: * 1 YO, K 2 tog *, repeat from *-*.
Row 2: P all sts.
Row 3: * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
Row 4: P all sts.
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PONCHO:
Back piece is worked first, then the piece is divided and left and right front piece are finished separately (i.e. no shoulder seams).
Worked back and forth on circular needle to make room for all the sts.

BACK PIECE:
Cast on 90-94-100-106-110-114 sts on circular needle size 7 mm with Vienna or Melody and work 6 rows in GARTER ST - see explanation above.
Continue in stocking st with 3 sts in garter st in each side while AT THE SAME TIME working PATTERN - see explanation above - over the middle 40-40-40-46-46-46 sts. When piece measures 42 cm for all sizes, insert a marker in each side for armholes. Continue to work until piece measures 63-65-67-69-71-73 cm. Now divide the piece into right and left front piece.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
= 45-47-50-53-55-57 sts. Insert a marker, now measure piece from here! Continue in stocking st and pattern with 3 sts in garter st in each side. When piece measures 21-23-25-27-29-31 cm, insert a marker in the side for armhole. Continue to work until piece measures 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm. Work 6 rows in garter st and cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed.

SLEEVE EDGE:
Knit up approx. 55-60-65-70-75-80 sts between the 2 markers in the one side of piece for sleeve edge. Work 8 rows in garter st back and forth on needle. Cast off. Work another sleeve edge the same way in the other side of piece.

BELT:
Cast on 6 sts on circular needle size 7 mm with Vienna or Melody. Work 4 rows in garter st. Continue in stocking st with 1 st in garter st in each side. Work until piece measures approx. 140 cm or desired length. Work 4 rows in garter st and cast off.
Fold the poncho double at the shoulder with RS out and thread the belt through the garment as follows: Thread the belt through the right front piece and then through back piece, approx. 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm from shoulder and down, and approx. 16-16-16-15-14-13 cm from the side and in (try the garment for desired placement), then thread the belt the same way through back piece in the other side of piece and then through the left front piece (the same length from the shoulder and in as in the opposite side). Tie at the front.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the seam on the edge in garter st under the sleeves.

Diagram

knitting direction

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