knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Point Gray Poncho
If you’ve been hesitating to jump on the poncho bandwagon, I understand—I tend to view them as advanced fashion pieces, and I’m totally intimidated. But I’ve been seeing more and more of them on my Pinterest and out in the world, and I just love the way they look. So effortlessly cool! If you’re ready to dive into the trend with me, the lovely Point Gray Poncho from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018 is the place to start.
This gorgeous winter accessory is one of my favorites from an issue jam-packed with great projects. The bias garter-stripe pattern creates a chevron look in the fabric that’s super fun and modern, and the cowl neck adds warmth and extra style points. It’s worked back and forth from the top down and then seamed, and the crisp edges are created with I-cord. Bias garter fabric stretches considerably when worn, so when working the applied I-cord, make sure the cord’s tension will allow the fabric to stretch.
Cascade Yarns Longwood Sport is an extra-fine merino wool that feels great worn next to the skin but won’t overheat you in this layering piece. I love the idea of wearing the Point Gray Poncho over your jammies at home (as we styled it in the magazine) for an amazingly cozy knitflix session, but you could easily wear this trendy piece to work, on a date, or at the brewery with friends. Try it over skinny jeans or leggings and boots for a trendy yet laid-back look this winter!
FINISHED SIZE 40¼” wide and 20″ tall. Note: Bias garter fabric stretches considerably when worn.
YARN Cascade Yarns Longwood Sport (100% superwash extrafine merino wool; 273 yd [250 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #37 oatmeal, 9 skeins.
NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular (cir). Size 8 (5 mm): 16″ cir. Size 9 (5.5 mm) (see Notes): two double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; stitch holder; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 20 sts and 37 rows = 4″ in Garter Stripe patt on smallest needle.