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Poncho Vest

Chunky-knit poncho

Was: $3.50

Sale: $2.45

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Was: $3.50

Sale: $2.45

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Make two rectangles, graft them together at the shoulder, add a generous turtleneck, some fringe at the hem, two buttons under each arm, and once you've pulled your poncho over your head, it buttons into a vest. So zen.
Finished Size: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" bust and 25" long from shoulder to hem, excluding fringe
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Naturals (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 45 yd [41 m]/100 g): #1003 porcupine, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) skeins
Yarn weight: #6 - Super Bulky
Gauge: 8 sts and 13 rows = 4" in St st
Needles: Size 15 (10 mm): 24" and 16" circular needles; spare needle for working three-needle BO
Notions: Stitch markers; Stitch holder; Size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook; Yarn needle; Four 7/8" buttons; Sewing needle and thread to match yarn
Originally Published: Knitscene, Spring 2007

SKU: EP0867

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kat Coyle

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Very 70's, back in style again! Review by NULL NULL

I think I'm an intermediate knitter. Correction: I'm a great knitter, but I really struggle to sew things together. I would say that maybe one in three of my projects turns out. I loved that this didn't have sleeves to set in, and the fringe hides the hem. It's sort of a one size fits all, except if your short, then I'd shorten it a bit. I also didn't bind off the back neck and just used those stitches when I picked up the neck stitches. I used a different yarn (Lion Brand Landscapes), with color flecks, not quite as bulky, so I increased the stitch count and needle size to get gauge. This was a great stash buster, incredibly easy, and turned out really cute. Lots of complements and requests to make one for everyone else!

(Posted on 3/1/12)