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Knitted poncho with holes and a fringe, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Melody and the fringe in DROPS Eskimo.

Tags: ponchos, top down,

DROPS Design: Pattern no ml-024
Yarn group D and E or C + C
Sizes: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL
DROPS MELODY from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group D)
250-300-350 g colour 14, vanilla
And use:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
50-100-100 g colour 01, off white

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group D)" – see link below.
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group E)" – see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 or 60 and 80 cm) SIZE 7 MM – or the size needed to get 13 stitches and 15 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.


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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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.
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71% Alpaca, 25% Wool, 4% Polyamide
from 3.50 £ /50g
DROPS Melody uni colour DROPS Melody uni colour 3.50 £ /50g
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100% Wool
from 1.90 £ /50g
DROPS Eskimo uni colour DROPS Eskimo uni colour 1.90 £ /50g
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DROPS Eskimo mix DROPS Eskimo mix 2.20 £ /50g
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DROPS Eskimo print DROPS Eskimo print 2.40 £ /50g
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Pattern instructions

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.

If you wish to wear the poncho slightly differently from the way shown in picture, you can rotate the poncho a little to one side so that the rows of holes are positioned on either side of each shoulder.

DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 63 stitches), and divide by the number of decreases to be made (e.g. 3) = 21. In this example, decrease by knitting together approx. every 20th and 21st stitch.

Increase with holes on each side of each marker (= 8 stitches increased on the round). Increase as follows:
Start 1 stitch before the marker, make 2 yarn overs, knit 2 stitches (the marker sits in the middle of these 2 stitches), make 2 yarn overs. Repeat at each of the remaining markers. On the next round drop the first of the 2 yarn overs and knit the other (= 1 stitch, you will get a hole).

To avoid the cast-off edge being tight you can cast off with a needle 1 size larger.

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, top down. Read WEARING TIP. Cast on 63-72-78 stitches with circular needle size 7 mm and Melody. Work rib (= knit 1 / purl 2) for 3 cm. Then continue with stocking stitch. Work 1 round where you decrease 3-4-2 stitches evenly on round – read DECREASE TIP-1 = 60-68-76 stitches. The next round is worked as follows: * Knit 15-17-19 stitches, insert 1 marker *, work from *-* a total of 4 times. On the next round increase 1 stitch on each side of each marker - read INCREASE TIP = (8 stitches increased on the round). Increase like this every 2nd round until the piece measures approx. 65-68-71 cm (measured along the markers) - REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Then work 2 RIDGES - see description above. Loosely cast off – read CASTING OFF TIP. The piece measures approx. 67-70-73 cm.

Cut 1 strand of Eskimo of 20 cm in length. Fold it double, thread the loop from the right side into a stitch on the cast-off edge on the poncho. Then pull the strand ends through the loop and tighten carefully. Fasten the fringes with approx. 2 cm between each along the bottom of the poncho. So that the fringe hangs neatly, the strands should be dampened, shaken and dried.


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