Moisson poncho

This is neither a poncho or a cape or a shawl but it's a bit of all three. This hybrid is named Moisson (harvest in English)! It has the construction of a poncho with a wide opening at the front. Right side and left side may hang like a cape or be wrapped around the neck like a shawl. There are many fun ways to wear this garment. Moisson is very easy to knit. It consists of three rectangles worked in stockinette with a small pattern at the bottom that recalls the sheaves of wheat (hence its name, Moisson!) The top of the yoke is worked in twisted ribs to give neckline and shoulders some stability. The only small difficulty lies in the grafting of the three rectangles. Single size Level: advanced beginner Gauge: 4 in x 4 in (10 cm x 10 cm): 17,5 sts and 25 rows, worked in stockinette with US 8 (5 mm) circular needle, washed and blocked.


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Materials you need at home:

  • Drops Lima [65% wool, 35% alpaca; 1.76 oz (50 g), 100 yard (92 m)], colour cream 0206 18 balls.
  • US 8 (5 mm) circular needle, 40 in (100 cm) to accommodate a large number of stitches.
  • A set of two US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or circular needles to join front piece and back piece.
  • 1 US 8 (5 mm) double pointed needle to join front piece and back piece.
  • 10 locking stitch markers.
  • 4 stitches holders (or scrap yarn).
  • 1 tapestry needle.
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