Caron International's Simply Soft color #9742 Grey Heather (MC): 2 skeins;
Caron International's Pizazz color #0006 Southwest (CC): 2 balls;
#8 hand knitting needle (OR SIZE TO ACHIEVE GAUGE)
tapestry needle or bodkin
H crochet hook
13" wide piece of cardboard.
With MC in pat st: 17 sts & 24 rows = 4"
stockinette stitch (st st): Row 1 (right side): knit. Row 2: purl. Repeat Rows 1
& 2 for pat st.
Note: Poncho is knitted in one piece, woven, then seamed and fringed.
With MC, cast on 70 sts. Work in pat st until piece measures 48" ending with WS row.
Knit 13 sts. *Drop next st from needle. Knit 13 sts.* Rep bet *’s 3 more times: 4 sts
dropped. Bind off across, making a very large bound-off stitch where the stitch has
been dropped. Unravel the dropped stitches to the cast-on row.
With CC, cut eight 60" long strips and press flat using a warm (not hot) steam iron.
Thread the tapestry needle or bodkin with one of the strips of CC and weave through
the dropped-stitch sections as follows (note: the rows in the dropped-stitch sections will be referred to as "rungs"): skip 4 rungs, insert needle and go over and under 4 rungs at a time. Thread through CC so there is approx 6" extending on both ends of the knitting. Repeat the threading but alternating going under and over 4 rungs.
Work 1 row sc followed by 1 row backwards crochet along one edge. Fold piece in half so it now measures 16" x 24". Place a marker 12" from the fold on the unfinished
edge. Sew the seam from the open edge to the marker.
Make fringe: Press 15 yards of CC flat. Wind CC around cardboard 42 times & cut
along one edge. Wind MC around cardboard 80 times & cut along one edge. There
will be Starting at one open end, hold 2 str CC tog and make 1 fringe at end. *Hold 4
strands of MC tog and make 1 fringe approx 3/4" from CC fringe. Repeat the CC and
MC fringe before reaching the woven stitch. Make 1 fringe of CC and attach it around the woven CC, incorporating the woven CC into the fringe.* Repeat bet *’s across, ending with one CC fringe.