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Funny Papers Poncho

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The Funny Papers Poncho is made entirely in garter stitch, making it an easy pattern to complete. It uses a provisional cast on to create a seamless look in the finished piece. The large needles make the stitches open so that it is slightly transparent. Dress it up or down, it works for many occasions!

Funny Papers Poncho - free knit pattern by Jessie At Home
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Funny Papers Poncho
Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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one size fits most

Miss Babs Hot Shot fingering yarn; Funny Papers – 220 g/800 yds

US-11/8.00 mm

14 sts x 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch

Other supplies:
yarn needle
scrap yarn for pco

Stitches and Abbreviations:
pco – provisional cast on
st(s) – stitch(es)

Getting Started:
HERE is a video to help with the provisional cast on.


  • PCO 80
  • Knit all rows until piece measures 30 inches long
  • Label corner with active yarn “A”, label other corner on needles “B”, label corner below that “C”, label last corner “D”
  • Knit from A – B, then pick up and knit into the the provisional cast on from C to D.
  • Rows will now have 160 sts
  • Knit all rows until joined section measures 20″ long.
  • Bind off all sts knit wise.
  • Weave in all ends.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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25 thoughts on “Funny Papers Poncho”

  1. I too am confused by the part where you fold the piece into a loop so that you first knit the next row then continue knitting into the pco. Do you fold it in half? Do you fold it so that it lines up with the side edge of the beginning pco (or I guess it would be the last cast on stitch) which would then make it wider as you incorporate the pco stitches? I hope that makes sense! I love the way it looks and would love to make it. Thank you.

  2. I still don’t understand where the fold is. Do i knit into the fold somehow or pick up from the cast on stitches? Perhaps a sketch would be helpful. Thanks! I’m stuck at the 30 inches.

    • After finishing the 30″, hold onto the last stitch you knit, then run your hand down the edge of your 30″ until you reach the pco. Grab the first pco stitch on that corner and start picking up the stitches from there all the way across the pco. This will give you your fold and create your new row.

      • How does the 20” you then Knit fit into the pattern? This doesn’t make sense to me. This is very confusing! Would love to make this pattern!

        Linda Wood

  3. Hate to sound like a broken record, but I have the same confusion. So, are you then ending up knitting with 160 stitches on your needle for the last 20 inches? Love the look of your creation!

  4. Does this pattern make a cylindrical tube that goes over your head body with a flap that hangs off one end?
    We need a video of this loop business, PLEASE.

  5. What a great poncho! My husband says it’s the nicest one I have ever made. I used worsted weight though, so I told my girlfriend that it’s the Country Girl version of your City Girl poncho. Now I have to make one for her too! I am not on Facebook so I can’t send you a picture. Be safe and happy, June

    • That’s awesome!!!

      If you’re on Ravelry you can enter it as a project and then link the pattern. Then send me a message on Ravelry to let me know. 🙂

      • I will give it a try. Will wait until I have the second done and send both. She wants me to do hers in mistake stitch. June

        • Jessie I can not send you the pictures of the two ponchos because they were made almost entirely with Red Heart yarn and I don’t want to upset you further. I totally understand how you feel and agree that statements that are not followed with action are not acceptable. Best Wishes to you and yours, June

          • June – I would never expect others to do things just because I do. Plus, it’s not like I’m tossing everything I made with Spinrite yarn in the past. I would still love to see what you’ve created with my patterns. Yarn should really bring us all together! <3

  6. Jessie, did you ever create a clearer sketch of the connection that caused so much confusion in the pattern? I love it, but also am very confused.

    • I just switched out the sketch for a better one I made a while back. However, the pattern itself is very close to the top of my edits list.

    • which part? All the current pictures I have are in the post. This pattern is on my list of patterns to take and add more photos/videos to.


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