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. 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
Get it at Amazon or your favorite local yarn shop.
Get your Pattern
Download it here from: Garnstudio.com