On the Edge Poncho
On The Edge Poncho
Charles D. Gandy
Finished Size 47¼" wide and 23" tall.
Yarn Catherine Lowe Yarns Alpaca #2 (100% royal baby alpaca): bronze (MC1), 1800 yd. Catherine Lowe Yarns Silk #2 (100% silk): bronze (MC2), 1800 yd. Catherine Lowe Yarns Silk/Mohair #1 (60% kid mohair, 40% silk): bronze (MC3), 1800 yd. Catherine Lowe Yarns Silk #4 (100% silk): peacock (CC), 200 yd. NOTE: Catherine Lowe Yarns are sold in 100-yard increments, not by weight. (Yardages above include yarn for 4" swatches.)
Needles Body—size 6 (4 mm): 32" circular (cir). Edging—size 1½ (2.5 mm): two 60" cir, one double-pointed (dpn) (optional for bind-off). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" in St st with MC1, MC2, and MC3 held tog on larger needle; 28 sts and 33 rows = 4" in rev St st with CC on smaller needle.
This garment is a prime example of Catherine Lowe’s influence. Made in two pieces, it is designed so “one size fits most.” Using Catherine Lowe Yarns in four strands of alpaca and two strands of silk ensures that the drape of this casual, but elegant, poncho is dramatic and perfect for a spring or summer cover-up.