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free knit poncho pattern from Crystal Palace Yarns





New Fall '04:
A collection of 7 styles of ponchos
with sample designs knit in Crystal Palace Yarns
 is now available from
Ann Norling Designs: Ultimate Cover-Ups #63
See photos here.


Iceland Knit Poncho with Bobble Fringe

designed by Liza Prior Lucy


10 balls Crystal Palace Iceland: 5 ea-100 gr. balls A#1240-limeade and B#9628-periwinkle.
[Iceland is spun of 100% super soft wool and is very soft - makes a cozy poncho!]

CPY Bamboo Needles size 15 26" circular

Gauge: 2.75 = 1" in garter st

Overall measurements, from neck to bottom, 22", from end to end 40" with lots of room for give as garter is very expandable.

Poncho is worked all in garter st (knit all rows)

Make Bobble (MB)
On a right side row, Knit into the front, back, front, back, front of a stitch, making 5 sts where there was one
turn the work, knit the 5 new sts
turn the work, purl 5
turn, K2 tog, K1, K2 tog
turn, K3 tog


Cast On 120 sts in color A
*Row 1 Knit 2 sts, MB, Knit to within 3 sts of the other end, MB, K2
Row 2 K
Row 3 K
Row 4 K **
Change to color B and repeat from * to **

Work colors alternately, 4 rows of one color, 4 of the other and so on until 78 rows are completed.

Split for neck. Work across 60 sts. Put remaining sts on a holder. Work on these 60 sts, making the bobble only on the bottom edge, not the neck edge as before. Work 32 rows. Place these sts on a holder.
Put the 60 remaining sts on the needle and work 32 rows as before, making bobbles only on the bottom edge.
Knit across all the sts, joining the piece together to close the neck opening. Work 78 rows.
Bind off.

Optional: crochet edge around neck opening to stabilize.

Designed and knit by Liza Prior Lucy

Thanks to Alex for modeling the poncho.

copyright 2004 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.


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Last revision of this page February 07, 2012