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Wednesday's Child

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    • Knitting pattern for minimalist poncho/cape
    • In-progress photos included
    • Suitable for advanced beginners

    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    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.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • Approximately 915/1010 m of aran weight yarn. Sample was knit in Cascade Eco Cloud (70% merino/30% baby alpaca)
    • 5.5 mm/US 9 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. You will need a 60 cm or smaller circular to start, and will want at least an 80 cm length as the stitches increase
    • A double-pointed needle or second circular needle (any length) in the gauge size or smaller for temporarily holding a small number of stitches
    • Stitch markers (see notes in pattern)
    • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends