Today’s feature is for summer poncho. “Romantic, soft and elegant – a must-have!" said Berocco about this poncho they designed. I agree. I think it is a stunning summer poncho free knitting pattern that you will get a lot of wear out. It looks very lacy, and typically, when things are lacy, I get my crochet hooks out. Not needed today. While the pattern looks interesting and dainty, there is enough repetition in the pattern which keeps the pattern in the moderately easy range.
In effect, this summer poncho knitting pattern is just two sides: a front and a back. Identical. Then, the open-worked rows (that look a bit like crochet) are repeated 3 x, while the large diamond rows set occurs just once, and the set of rows with small 4-hole diamonds also occurs just once.
Poncho sizes & Measurements
The pattern comes in 3 sizes: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL, for which you will need 500 – 550 to 650 g of yarn*, respectively. To make this sweater, you will also need a circular needle (80 cm / 32’’) SIZE 6 mm /US 10, or the size needed to get 14 sts x 23 rows in pattern A1. = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.
Full Length: 57-65-73 cm / 22½”-25½”-28¾”
In the photo, the color of the summer sweater is light ice blue. The recommended yarn is a Drops Paris yarn, but it is nearly impossible to find anywhere. Meanwhile, substitutes are in abundance. Look for a plied worsted, (Afghan, Aran) cotton yarn, #4, medium – (16 – 19 stitches). The gauge of the yarn on a US 8 needle (5mm), is 17 sts x 22 rows = 4"x4" (10x10cm). 1 ball weights 1.8 oz (50 g) and gives you approx 82 yds (75 m). Now you have 2 measurements: the one of the pattern and the one of the yarn. That should be plenty. You can always buy a skein extra and make a little headband or water bottle or whatever to match…
Get Your Yarn
Honestly, I don’t know if you have been shopping yet at Craftsy, but you got to time it right. They always have GORGEOUS yarn, but prices vary! Lots. So, right now, they have 50% off of several yarns that would work terrifically well with this summer poncho knitting pattern.
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Online Knitting Classes | Kits | Crochet Classes
If it still looks a bit too scary and beyond where you’re at, consider lifting your knitting skills with a class. Just a thought. I think watching a video is loads more fun than having to unravel your work. Twice. Three time…. because you did not get the stitch right…. Up to you.
Note: I think the 50% sales ends by the end of the weekend… So have a look now.