Pattern of the Week: Après-Ski Poncho
Lately, I’ve been super into all things oversized when it comes to tops and sweaters. My winter uniform has been cozy tights or leggings (sometimes doubled up), paired with tall socks, boots, and a comically-oversized top. As a result, my desire for tunics, giant cabled sweaters, and enormous overcoats is insatiable. Imagine my delight when I first flipped through the pages of Interweave Crochet Winter 2019 and spotted the gorgeous, stylish, and, yes, oversized Après-Ski Poncho.
This project is among the most popular from the issue, and for good reason! Amy Gunderson designed this garment around a lacy crochet fabric that is quick to stitch, delightfully textured, and which has simply marvelous drape thanks to an openwork stitch pattern worked with a large hook. Her sample uses Universal Yarn Deluxe Chunky, a luxurious, bulky-weight, 100% wool yarn that comes in over 70 colors!
The stitch pattern will be memorized before you know it, leaving your mind free to catch up on podcasts, your favorite show, or your social life. Even the shaping is simple! Plus when you’re almost finished, your victory lap will be picking out the cutest giant buttons to finish off your design. What’s not to love?
Once your Après-Ski Poncho is complete, you will absolutely fall in love with that cozy ribbed turtleneck and the easy way this oversized poncho/cardigan will fit over just about every sweater you own, without being bulky or heavy. It’s about to become your favorite three-season layer!
FINISHED SIZE 51 (56, 61)“ circumference. Sample shown measures 51”, modeled on a 32” bust.
YARN Universal Yarn Deluxe Chunky (Affiliate link) (100% wool; 120 yd / 3½ oz): #91876 true navy, 7 (8, 9) hanks.
HOOK Size K/101/2 (6.5 mm). (Affiliate link) Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; 1½” buttons, 8.
GAUGE 3 mod bobbles and 5 rows = 4” in main patt, blocked.
Will you join me in stitching an Après-Ski Poncho? What color would you choose? Let me know in the comments!
Yours in Stitches
All photos by Harper Point Photography.
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