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Knitted DROPS poncho with lace pattern in "BabyAlpaca Silk" or "Lace". Size: S - XXXL.

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DROPS 146-4

DROPS design: Pattern no la-012
Yarn group A
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Size: S/M/L – XL/XXL/XXXL
Chest measurements: 80 to 96 cm - 106 to 130 cm / 31½" to 37 3/4" - 41 3/4" to 51½"

Measurements:
Circumference at the top: approx. 58-96 cm / 22 3/4"-37 3/4"
Length from cast on edge to bottom edge mid front: approx. 57-52 cm / 22½"-20½" (shorter in larger size due to deeper neck).

Materials: DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
450-450 g color no 0100, off white

OR use:
Materials: DROPS LACE from Garnstudio
200-200 g color no 0100, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 80 cm / 16'' and 32'') SIZE 3.5 mm/ US 4 - or size needed to get 23 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''. Read KNITTING GAUGE below.

2 meters/ 2.1 yds off white silk ribbon 10mm/½" in width.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
KNITTING GAUGE:
This garment is to be soaked and stretched to size afterwards. The knitting gauge is therefore not that important but to get a sense of whether you are working to loose/tight, 23 sts x 30 rows on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 = approx. 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

GARTER ST (in the round on circular needle):
1 ridge = * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. Diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS. See arrow for your size in Diagram A.2.
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PONCHO:
Piece is worked top down, first back and forth on circular needle and then in the round. This is done to make a vent mid front.
Cast on 156-220 sts on circular needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 (40 cm / 16'') with Baby Alpaca Silk or Lace. Work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above. Then work as follows: A.1 (= 17 sts), * A.2 (= 5-21 sts), A.3 (= 34 sts) *, repeat from *-* 3 times in total, A.2 (= 5-21 sts), A.4 (= 17 sts). Continue this pattern back and forth until 2 repetitions of A.1/A.4 have been worked vertically, finish when 17 sts remain on needle. This is now the beg of round. Now continue to work in the round over all sts, continue with A.3 over A.1/A.4. Continue this pattern upwards, switch to a longer circular needle when needed. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 348 sts on needle in both sizes. Then work as follows: * A.3, A.5 A, A.5 B 2 times, A.5 C *, repeat from *-* 4 times in total. Every time A.5 has been worked 1 time vertically, there is 1 A.5 B more between every A.5 A and A.5 C.

Continue this pattern until a total of 9-8 repetitions of A.3 and 8-8 repetitions of A.5 have been worked vertically = 732 sts on needle in both sizes. K 1 round over all sts, over all A.5 dec 9 sts evenly (= 140 sts remain over every A.5, 696 sts in total.)
Then work as follows: * A.6 2 times, continue with the first 2 sts in A.5 A, work A.6 8 times, work the last 2 sts in A.5 C, * repeat from *-* 4 times in total.

Continue like this until A.6 has been worked 1 time vertically – K the inc sts in A.5 = 1072 sts. Loosely bind off.

BLOCKING:
If the poncho is worked in Lace, it needs to be blocked to get the right measurements and shape. If it is worked in Baby Alpaca Silk, lightly stretch or steam it. Place the poncho in lukewarm water until it is soaking wet. Carefully squeeze the water out of the poncho - do not twist the poncho - then roll the poncho in a towel and squeeze to remove more water - the poncho will now only be moist. Place the poncho on a carpet or mattress - carefully stretch it out to size in a nice circle and fasten it with pins. Leave to dry. Repeat the process when the poncho has been washed.

Thread a silk ribbon up and down in the ridges on the neck of poncho and tie a bow.

Diagram

K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
K 2 tog
slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso
slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, psso
1 YO between 2 sts


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