Over & Out Pattern
This poncho is a perfect garment for shoulder seasons (pardon the pun). Wear it as a spring coat when the weather allows, or throw it over your tee shirt when the air conditioner in your office gets cranked during the summer.
This is an easy-to-intermediate pattern. Worked in two pieces, it makes use of matched double decreases, and raglan seams are sewn to join the top. Stitches are picked up at the neck and worked in the round. Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off keeps the neckline tight but stretchy enough to fit over the head. Customize the front openings to your liking - I chose to keep mine open enough that I could easily work at my computer with it on. Add zippers or a latch closure - whatever suits you!
3 Women’s Sizes: S (to fit bust 32-38") M (to fit bust 39-45") L (to fit bust 46-50") All measurements given in inches.
Tools & Materials
- 630/760/840 yards bulky weight yarn
- Colour A: 180/217/240 yards
- Colour B: 180/217/240 yards
- Colour C: 270/326/360 yards
- US 11 (8 mm) needles, 24” circular
- US 10 (6 mm) needles, 12” circular or DPNs
- Darning needle
- 4 stitch markers
GAUGE: 14 stitches and 14 rows = 10 cm in Twisted 1x1 Rib
Worked in twisted rib and a bulky weight yarn, the gauge can be deceiving. Look for a yarn that asks for 9 - 12mm needles and 8-10 stitches over 4”/10 cm. You’ll be working it at a tighter gauge to get a denser fabric.
Sample shown in Madeline Tosh A.S.A.P in Silver Fox, Dustweaver & Opaline.