DROPS / 184 / 5

Winter's Heart by DROPS Design

Knitted poncho with cables, bubbles and lace pattern. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in 2 strands DROPS BabyMerino.

DROPS Design: Pattern no bm-038
Yarn group A + A or C
-----------------------------------------------------------
Sizes: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
Materials:
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
600-700-850 g color 02, off white

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn Group A)" – see the link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 5 mm/US 8 – or the size needed to get 17 stitches and 22 rows stockinette stitch with 2 strands on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm / 24'' or 32'') SIZE 4.5 mm/US 7 for garter stitch edge – or the size needed to get 18 stitches and 23 rows stockinette stitch with 2 strands on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

DROPS CABLE NEEDLE – for cables.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

(Continue to pattern...)

Tips & Help

Thank you for choosing DROPS Design!

We do our best to make our patterns easy to follow.

For that purpose, each of our patterns has specific tutorial videos to help you, which you will find at the bottom of the page.

We have also step-by-step lessons to help you understand some of the techniques we use in our patterns. You'll find them here!

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. 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.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. The diagrams show all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.
----------------------------------------------------------

PONCHO:
The piece is worked in 2 parts and is sewn together at the end. Each part is worked back and forth with circular needle.

PART 1:
Cast on 98-106-114 stitches with circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 and 2 strands Baby Merino.
Work 3 RIDGES – see description above, on the last row increase 10 stitches evenly on row = 108-116-124 stitches. Change to circular needle size 5 mm / US 8.
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work 5 stitches garter stitch, A.1 (= 8 stitches) over the next 8-16-16 stitches, A.2 (= 44 stitches), A.1 over the next 8-8-16 stitches, A.3 (= 15 stitches), A.4 (= 11 stitches), A.5 (= 12 stitches) and finish with 5 stitches garter stitch. Continue the pattern in this way. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When the piece measures 82-88-95 cm / 32 1/4"-34½"-37½"'', change to circular needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 and work 3 ridges. Then bind off. The piece measures 84-90-97 cm / 33"-36½"-38 1/4''.

PART 2: Cast on and work as for part 1.

ASSEMBLY:
Lay the bind off edge on part 1 against the right long-side of part 2 - from the bottom towards the cast-on edge and approx. 56-60-65 cm / 22"-23½"-25½'' upwards – make sure you do not stretch the piece. Sew the 2 parts together with small, neat stitches. Then sew the bind-off edge on part 2 together with the right side of part 1 in the same way.

Diagram

= knit from right side, purl from wrong side
= purl from right side, knit from wrong side
= knit 2 stitches together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over
= bubble: work as follows in the same stitch: Knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1, 1 yarn over, knit 1 (= 5 stitches), turn the piece. Work 4 rows stocking stitch over these 5 stitches. Then pass the 2nd stitch on right needle over the first stitch, then the 3rd stitch over the first stitch, so the 4th stitch over the first stitch and finally the 5th stitch over the first stitch (= 1 stitch left)
= place 3 stitches on cable needle behind the piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
= place 3 stitches on cable needle in front of piece, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
= place 4 stitches on cable needle behind the piece, knit 4, knit 4 from cable needle


Related patterns

Do you need some help? Here's some tutorial videos that can help you!

For further pattern help, please contact the store where you bought the yarn. Having bought DROPS yarn, you are guaranteed to receive qualified help from a store specializing in the DROPS patterns.

All patterns are carefully reviewed, but we must make reservation for possible mistakes. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations.

If you think you have found an error in the pattern, please post your remark or question in our Comments section. Go to original pattern for design DROPS 184-5.