Ponchetta

Ponchetta is a small poncho/caplet, knit seamlessly and makes a perfect little layering piece. The body is worked flat on a circular needle (to accommodate the large number of stitches) from the hem to the shoulders. Then it is folded in half and left shoulder stitches are seamed together using the 3 Needle Bind-Off technique. Stitches are then worked in the round to create the cowl neck.

Pattern Cost: $5.00

PATTERN INFORMATION:

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X)

To Fit Bust Sizes: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”
Shown in size XS. Choose a size based on the “To Fit Bust Size” measurement, choosing a size closest to your actual bust measurement.

Gauge: 16 sts & 24 rws = 4”/10 cm in St st

Yarn: Approx. 566 (630, 725, 823, 932, 1044) yds of worsted-weight yarn, shown in Simplinatural by Hikoo (40% Merino, 40% Alpaca, 20% Silk; 100g = 183 yds), 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shown in colorway First Press Olive.

Needles and other supplies:
• 32”/81 cm circular needle in size US 8/4.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
• Extra US 8/4.5 mm needle (or size used to obtain gauge), in either 24”/61 cm or 32”/81 cm length to use during 3 Needle Bind-Off technique
• 24”/61 cm circular knitting needle in size US 7/4 mm or 1 size smaller than needle used to obtain gauge
• 18 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) stitch markers, in multiple colors
• Tapestry needle to weave in ends

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