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Colorwork Poncho

by Julie Hoover

MATERIALS

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
1325 (1445, 1590, 1810) yards of Color 1 (C1)
225 (240, 255, 290) yards of Color 2 (C2)

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):
5 (6, 6, 7) skeins C1, 1 (1, 1, 2) skein(s) C2

Photographed in colors Barn Owl (C1) and Fossil (C2)

GAUGE

23 stitches & 34 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
23 stitches & 34 rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch and colorwork chart with Size B needle, after blocking
22 stitches & 32 rows = 4" in 2x2 Ribbing, with Size A needle, slightly stretched after blocking

NEEDLES

Size A (for Main Fabric and Ribbing):
One 32" (or longer) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 5)

Size B (for stranded colorwork pattern from charts):
One 32" (or longer) circular needle one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Due to significant variance between knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched prior to knitting to determine whether or not this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

60 (64, 69, 73)" circumference; 30 (32, 34, 36)" width; 23 (23, 24, 26)" length

SKILL LEVEL

3 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.


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