Two of Wands

Caravan Poncho

Collaborations, Free PatternsAlexandra Tavel2 Comments

Poncho weather is my favorite weather. There is nothing better than that perfect temperature where there's just enough chill in the air to need a layer of knits but not too much that you need a coat. I had that feeling in mind when I created the Cross Country Poncho, and after so many requests for a knitted version I took the plunge and designed a knit sister pattern for my latest collaboration with Lion Brand Yarn - the Caravan Poncho. 

I was visiting home in Ohio while working up this beauty and the slight change in temperature from summer to fall had me all sorts of inspired. Just like the Cross Country Poncho, the Caravan Poncho is the perfect companion for adventures and exploring. Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease, it is lightweight and squishy and soft and bouncy and amazing. I hope you enjoy the free pattern below, and as always you can purchase a printable, ad-free version here or grab the yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

I often get requests for knit versions of my crochet patterns and vice versa, but because the crafts are so different and have specific qualities that often influence the design, it's not always possible to convert something from one to the other. In other cases like this, however, I love the challenge of translating a design across the two techniques. 

My favorite kinds of designs are those with simple shapes and construction but little details that keep them interesting and unique. The addition of an eyelet pattern using chain spaces for the Cross Country Poncho gave an otherwise basic garment more personality. To mimic the look of the eyelets on the Caravan Poncho I created a lace pattern using yarn overs and decreases.

I'm a math geek so I had a lot of fun creating the charts for this pattern and figuring out structure of the lace portion. Unlike using chain spaces in crochet, for every yarn over in the knit lace portion there has to be a decrease next to it in order to maintain an even stitch count. It felt like putting a puzzle together and I'm excited to add details like this to more pieces in the future.

Because of the intricate lace detail I'd consider this an intermediate pattern, but an ambitious advanced beginner may be able to tackle it. The techniques involved are the knit stitch, purl stitch, yarning over, k2tog, ssk, the centered double decrease s2kp, reading a lace chart, and picking up stitches. The pattern also includes fully written instructions for the lace portions for those who don't want to use the charts, although I find it much easier to follow them rather than the text. 

MATERIALS:

6 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Mushroom, or approx. 1182yds/1080m of another worsted weight, cat 4 yarn
Size US 10 (6mm) knitting needles, 29”/70cm long
Size US 10 (6mm) knitting needles, 16”/40cm long
Removable stitch markers
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle

FINISHED SIZE:

Width: 38”/97cm
Back Length: 30”/76cm
Front Length: 26”/66cm

GAUGE:

14 sts x 20 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette

ABBREVIATIONS:

*All Two of Wands are written in standard US terms

CO – cast on
K – knit
K2tog – knit 2 together
P – purl
Pm – place marker
Rep – repeat
RS – right side
S2KP – slip 2 knitwise together, knit 1, pass sl sts over
Sm – slip marker
SSK – slip, slip knit
St(s) – stitches
WS – wrong side
YO – yarn over

Note: Pattern is worked from the bottom up the front, divided in two for the left and right sides, and then rejoined and worked from the top down the back. Stitch markers are used to easily locate eyelet sections. Neckband is picked up and knit from the body.

Body:

With longer needles, CO 131 sts.

Row 1: K 1, *P 1, K 1, rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: P 1, *K 1, P 1, rep from * to end of row.

Rows 3-8: Rep rows 1 and 2.

Row 9 (RS): K 5, pm, K 20, pm, YO, S2KP, YO, pm, K 18, pm, YO, S2KP, YO, pm, K 33, pm, YO, S2KP, YO, pm, K 18, pm, YO, S2KP, YO, pm, K 20, pm, K 5.

Row 10 and all even rows: K 5, sm, P (slipping all markers) to last marker, sm, K 5.

Begin Front Bottom Chart and/or follow written instructions below. Continue in pattern, working chart across center 33 sts.

Row 11: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 15, YO, S2KP, YO, K 15 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 13: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 14, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 14 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 15: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 13, YO, K2tog, K 3, SSK, YO, K 13 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 17: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 12, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 12 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 19: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 10, YO, K2tog, K 3, YO, S2KP, YO, K 3, SSK, YO, K 10 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 21: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 6, YO, K2tog, K 7, YO, S2KP, YO, K 7, SSK, YO, K 6 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 23: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 10, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 10 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 25: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 3, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 3, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 27: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 11, YO, K2tog, K 7, SSK, YO, K 11 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 29: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, YO, K2tog, K 3, YO, K2tog, YO, S2KP, YO, SSK, YO, K 3, SSK, YO, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 31: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 10, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 10 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 33: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, YO, K2tog, K 3, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 3, SSK, YO, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 35: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 14, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 14 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 37: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 11, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 11 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 39: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 3, SSK, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 41: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 4, YO, K2tog, K 2, (YO, K2tog) twice, K 1, YO, K2tog, YO, S2KP, YO, SSK, YO, K 1, (SSK, YO) twice, K 2, SSK, YO, K 4 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 43: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 3, SSK, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 45: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, (YO, K2tog) twice, K 1, (YO, K2tog) twice, K 1, (SSK, YO) twice, K 1, (SSK, YO) twice, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 47: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 12, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 12 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 49: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 11, (YO, K2tog, K 1) twice, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 11 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 51: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 3, SSK, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 53: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, YO, K2tog, K 1, (YO, K2tog) twice, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, (SSK, YO) twice, K 1, SSK, YO, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 55: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, YO, K2tog, K 1, (YO, K2tog) twice, K 3, (SSK, YO) twice, K 1, SSK, YO, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 57: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 6, (YO, K2tog, K 1) three times, YO, S2KP, YO, (K 1, SSK, YO) three times, K 6 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 59: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, (YO, K2tog, K 1) twice, YO, K2tog, K 3, (SSK, YO, K 1) twice, SSK, YO, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 61: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 5, (YO, K2tog, K 1) four times, (SSK, YO, K 1) three times, SSK, YO, K 5 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 63: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 4, (YO, K2tog, K 1) three times, YO, K2tog, K 3, (SSK, YO, K 1) three times, SSK, YO, K 4 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 65: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 4, (YO, K2tog, K 1) three times, YO, K2tog, YO, S2KP, YO, (SSK, YO, K 1) three times, SSK, YO, K 4 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 67: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, (YO, K2tog, K 1) twice, YO, S2KP, YO, (K 1, SSK, YO) twice, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 69: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, (YO, K2tog) twice, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 2, (SSK, YO) twice, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 71: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 10, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 3, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 10 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 73: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, (YO, K2tog) twice, K 2, YO, S2KP, YO, K 2, (SSK, YO) twice, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 75: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 3, SSK, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 77: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, (YO, K2tog) twice, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 2, (SSK, YO) twice, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

You will now work only the left front half of the poncho to the shoulder. Begin Front Left Chart and/or follow written instructions below. Continue in pattern, working chart after 5th marker.

Row 79 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 6, (YO, K2tog, K 1) twice, YO, K2tog, K 2, place next (center) stitch on a holder. Turn. You can either place remaining sts on a second holder or scrap yarn, or simply leave them on the needles and just work back and forth across the sts just worked. (16 sts)

Row 80 (L) and all even rows: P (slipping all markers) to last marker, sm, K 5.

Row 81 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, (YO, K2tog, K 1) three times.

Row 83 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog twice, K 1. (15 sts)

Row 85 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, (YO, K2tog, K 1) twice.

Row 87 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog twice, K 1. (14 sts)

Row 89 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, (YO, K2tog, K 1) twice.

Row 91 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog twice, K 1. (13 sts)

Row 93 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, (YO, K2tog, K 1) twice.

Row 95 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, YO, K2tog twice, K 1. (12 sts)

Row 97 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 1.

Row 99 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, YO, K2tog twice, K 1. (11 sts)

Row 101 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, YO, K2tog, K 1.

Row 103 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 6, YO, K2tog twice, K 1. (10 sts)

Row 105 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, YO, K2tog, K 1.

Row 107 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, K2tog, K 1. (9 sts)

Row 109 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 6, YO, K2tog, K 1.

Row 111 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 6, K2tog, K 1. (8 sts)

Row 113 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 5, YO, K2tog, K 1.

Row 115 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 5, K2tog, K 1. (7 sts)

Row 117 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 4, YO, K2tog, K 1.

Row 119 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 4, K2tog, K 1. (6 sts)

Row 121 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 3, YO, K2tog, K 1.

Row 123 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 3, K2tog, K 1. (5 sts)

Row 125 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 5.

Row 127 (L): K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 2, K2tog, K 1. (4 sts)

Place all sts just worked on a holder. Rejoin yarn at center neckline just past the center st, leaving that stitch on its own holder, to work front right half. Begin Front Right Chart and/or follow written instructions below, continuing in pattern after 1st marker.

Row 79 (R): K 2, (SSK, YO, K 1) twice, SSK, YO, K 6 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (16 sts)

Row 80 (R) and all even rows: K 5, sm, P to end of row (slipping all markers).

Row 81 (R): (K 1, SSK, YO) three times, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 83 (R): K 1, SSK twice, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (15 sts)

Row 85 (R): (K 1, SSK, YO) twice, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 87 (R): K 1, SSK twice, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (14 sts)

Row 89 (R): (K 1, SSK, YO) twice, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 91 (R): K 1, SSK twice, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (13 sts)

Row 93 (R): (K 1, SSK, YO) twice, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 95 (R): K 1, SSK twice, YO, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (12 sts)

Row 97 (R): K 1, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 99 (R): K 1, SSK twice, YO, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (11 sts)

Row 101 (R): K 1, SSK, YO, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 103 (R): K 1, SSK twice, YO, K 6 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (10 sts)

Row 105 (R): K 1, SSK, YO, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 107 (R): K 1, SSK, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (9 sts)

Row 109 (R): K 1, SSK, YO, K 6 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 111 (R): K 1, SSK, K 6 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (8 sts)

Row 113 (R): K 1, SSK, YO, K 5 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 115 (R): K 1, SSK, K 5 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (7 sts)

Row 117 (R): K 1, SSK, YO, K 4 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 119 (R): K 1, SSK, K 4 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (6 sts)

Row 121 (R): K 1, SSK, YO, K 3 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 123 (R): K 1, SSK, K 3 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (5 sts)

Row 125 (R): K 5 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 127 (R): K 1, SSK, K 2 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (4 sts)

The work will now be joined by casting on sts in the middle of the work to begin the back of the poncho. Break yarn. Place the sts from the left front that are currently on the holder back onto the needles to be worked first.

Row 129: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K 4, cast on 25 sts, K 4, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5. (131 sts)

Row 130 and all even rows: K 5, sm, P (slipping all markers) to last marker, sm, K 5.

Begin Back Chart and/or follow instructions below. Continue in pattern, working chart across center 33 sts.

Row 131: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 5, YO, K2tog, K 2, (YO, K2tog) three times, YO, S2KP, YO, (SSK, YO) three times, K 2, SSK, YO, K 5 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 133: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 5, SSK, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 135: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 6, YO, K2tog, K 3, (YO, K2tog) twice, YO, S2KP, YO, (SSK, YO) twice, K 3, SSK, YO, K 6 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 137: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 3, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 3, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 139: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 7, YO, K2tog, K 4, YO, K2tog, YO, S2KP, YO, SSK, YO, K 4, SSK, YO, K 7 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 141: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 5, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 143: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, S2KP, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 145: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 10, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 3, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 10 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 147: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 5, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 149: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, (YO, K2tog, K 1) three times, (SSK, YO, K 1) twice, SSK, YO, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 151: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 4, (YO, K2tog, K 1) three times, YO, K2tog, K 3, (SSK, YO, K 1) three times, SSK, YO, K 4 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 153: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 5, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 155: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, S2KP, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 157: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 11, YO, K2tog, K 7, SSK, YO, K 11 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 159: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 5, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 161: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 11, YO, K2tog, K 7, SSK, YO, K 11 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 163: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 10, YO, K2tog, K 3, YO, S2KP, YO, K 3, SSK, YO, K 10 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 165: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 5, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 167: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, K2tog, K 5, SSK, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 169: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 13, YO, K2tog, K 3, SSK, YO, K 13 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 171: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 8, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, SSK, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 8 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 173: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 14, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 14 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 175: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 9, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 3, SSK, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 9 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 177: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 12, YO, K2tog, K 5, SSK, YO, K 12 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 179: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 10, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 10 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 181: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 14, YO, K2tog, K 1, SSK, YO, K 14 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 183: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 11, YO, K2tog, K 2, YO, S2KP, YO, K 2, SSK, YO, K 11 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 185: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 15, YO, S2KP, YO, K 15 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 187: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, (begin chart) K 15, YO, S2KP, YO, K 15 (end chart), sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

End chart.

Row 189: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Row 190: K 5, sm, P (slipping all markers) to last marker, sm, K 5.

Rep rows 189 and 190 until work measures 19”/48cm from the center back neckline cast on, ending with a WS (even) row.

Next row: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, remove marker, K 3, remove marker, K to marker, remove marker, K 3, remove marker, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Next row: K 5, sm, P (slipping all markers) to last marker, sm, K 5.

Next row: K 5, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, YO, S2KP, YO, sm, K to marker, sm, K 5.

Rep last 2 rows until work measures 28”/71cm from the center back neckline cast on, ending with a WS (even) row.

Next row: K 1, *P 1, K 1, rep from * to end of row.

Next row: P 1, *K 1, P 1, rep from * to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows three more times for a total of eight rows of rib.

Bind off.

Neckband:

With shorter needles, starting at the back left neckline corner and with the right side of the fabric facing up, pick up and knit 40 sts down to the center front st that was placed on a holder. Pick up and knit that stitch and pm on it, then pick up and knit 40 sts up to the back right neckline corner, then pick up and knit 21 sts across the back neckline for a total of 102 sts. Join in the round and pm for beginning of round.

Round 1: K 1, *P 1, K 1, rep from * to 1 st before center marked stitch, remove marker, S2KP, replace marker on last st, *K 1, P 1, rep from * end of round. (100 sts)

Round 2: *K 1, P 1, rep from * to 1 st before center marked stitch, remove marker, S2KP, replace marker on last st, *P 1, K 1, rep from * to last st, P 1. (98 sts)

Rounds 3-8: Rep rounds 1 and 2. (86 sts)

Bind off. Secure and weave in all ends.

Tassels:

Cut eight 18”/46cm lengths of yarn and set aside. Cut one hundred sixty 14”/36cm lengths and divide into 4 groups of 40. Tie each bundle at the middle point with one of the 18”/46cm lengths. Fold each bundle in half so that the tie is at the tip of the loop created with the fold. Tie crosswise around each folded bundle about 1”/2.5cm below top of fold with remaining 18”/ 46cm lengths. Wrap the tails of the ties around and around the bundles and then thread them inside and down the middle of the bundles with a tapestry needle. Tie the tops of the tassels onto the 4 corners of the poncho and knot to secure. Thread the tails inside and down the middle of the tassels using a tapestry needle. Trim tassels to desired length.

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