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Cloaked in Clouds Poncho

Collaborations, Free PatternsAlexandra Tavel4 Comments

Cloak yourself in the snuggliest poncho on Earth! I promise you will not want to take this off. The Cloaked in Clouds Poncho was inspired by my Blanket Ruana, one of my most popular crochet patterns. After numerous requests I knew I had to make a knit version, and this one is even better than the original! Made in collaboration with Cloudborn Fibers, the wide rib collar adds extra warmth to the neck and the thermal stitch makes the entire thing extra warm and squishy. Best of all it’s an easy knit and the bulky yarn makes it work up quickly.

This is an easy level knitting pattern and the techniques involved are knit, purl, and picking up stitches. Read on for the free pattern, or purchase a printable, ad-free PDF here.

MATERIALS:

11 skeins Cloudborn Superwash Merino Bulky yarn in heather grey, or approx. 1200yds/1097m of another bulky weight, category 5 yarn
Size US 11/8mm circular knitting needles, at least 29”/70cm long
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers or scrap yarn
Stitch holders or scrap yarn

FINISHED SIZE:

Width: 34”/86cm
Shoulder to bottom: 30”/76cm

GAUGE:

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

ABBREVIATIONS:

*All Two of Wands patterns are written in standard US terms*

CO - Cast on
K - Knit
P - Purl
Rep - Repeat
RS - Right side
St(s) - Stitch(es)

 

Note: This pattern is worked from the bottom up the back, and then splits down the front for each side.

CO 101 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K 1, *K 1, P 1, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.
Row 2: P 1, *P 1, K 1, rep from * to last 2 sts, P 2.
Rows 3 and 4: K.
Rows 5-112: Rep rows 1-4, placing a marker on row 74.
Row 113: K 1, (K 1, P 1) 22 times, bind off 11 sts, *K 1, P 1, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.

Place the 1st 45 sts from Row 113 on a stitch holder. You will now work the remaining sts back and forth to form the Front Left side.

Row 1: P 1, *P 1, K 1, rep from * to end of row. 
Rows 2 and 3: K.
Row 4: *P 1, K 1, rep from * to last st, K 1. 
Row 5: P 1, *P 1, K 1, rep from * to end of row. 
Rows 6 and 7: K.
Rows 8-111: Rep rows 4-7, placing a marker on row 37. 
Bind off.

Now place the remaining sts from row 113 onto the needles. Rejoin yarn at the neck edge. You will now work these sts back and forth to form the Front Right side.

Row 1: *K 1, P 1, rep from * to last st, P 1.
Rows 2 and 3: K.
Row 4: K 1, *K 1, P 1, rep from * to end of row.
Row 5: *K 1, P 1, rep from * to last st, P 1.
Rows 6 and 7: K.
Rows 8-111: Rep rows 4-7, placing a marker on row 37.
Bind off.

Construction:

Fold garment at shoulders so that right sides are facing out and stitch markers from row 74 of the back meet the markers from row 37 of the front pieces. Seam from stitch markers to cast on/bind off edges to form armholes.

Collar:

With right side facing up, pick up and knit 84 sts up right front side, 12 sts across back neck, and 84 sts down left front. (180 sts)
Row 1: *K 1, P 1, rep from * to end of row.
Rows 2-14: Rep row 1.

Bind off loosely.

Secure and weave in all loose ends.

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