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Stunning Summer Poncho Free Knitting Pattern

Knitting Patterns

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.

Skill Level

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.  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”

summer knitting cotton poncho sweater


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

Get it at Amazon or your favorite local yarn shop.

Get your Pattern

Download it here from: Garnstudio.com

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