A basic, classic poncho with some little details – a crossed garter collar that can be worn up or down, front shaping that comes to a point, curved back shaping, and side slits for more freedom of movement.
More tailored, less hippy-chic! A poncho for minimalists :)
The suggested yarn gives the perfect amount of drape - if you substitute, look for something that knits to gauge without being too stiff or too loose. A bit of alpaca or silk with wool seems to be a good choice.
Skills required: increasing, simple short rows in garter
Sizes available: S-M (to fit a shoulder circumference up to about 122 cm), M-L (to fit up to about 132 cm). Shoulder circumference is measured around the shoulders with your arms at your sides
Gauge: 16 stitches and 24 rounds to 10 cm of stockinette stitch
Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.