Scarlet is a striking and easy poncho made in banana silk yarn. There is a small amount of shaping at the shoulders to help it lay nicely. Due to the weight of the banana silk, there is little to no blocking necessary, which is always a nice little bonus (the sample in the photos has NOT been blocked)! The weight of the yarn also causes the poncho to lay very nicely.
Free Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
Size: Teen/Adult ~ 26″ from neck to point.
Yarn: Frabjous Fibers Banana Silk Yarn ~ Color A: color #25 600g/450 yds+/-; Color B: color #01 400g/300 yds+/-
Needles: US 10/6.00 mm circular knitting needles ~ 16″ and 36″ 16″ are needed to start, larger sizes will be needed as poncho gets larger. One set of 16″ and one set of 36″ should be sufficient, but a third and longer set may be preferred if you do not like too much “bunching” on your needles.
12 sts x 18 rows in 4″ square in stockinette st
Stitches and Skills used:
k ~ knit
p ~ purl
yo ~ yarn over
pm ~ place marker
sm ~ slip marker
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
Start with the 16″ circulars and switch to longer circulars as needed.
CO 80 in color A
Round 1: Work in round, taking care not to twist, PM, K to end of round. ~ 80 sts
Rounds 2&4: SM, (K1, P1) to end of round. ~ 80 sts
Rounds 3&5: SM, K to end of round. ~ 80 sts
Round 6:With color B, SM, (K20, PM) 3 times, K20. ~ 80 sts
Rounds 7~15 odd: With color A, (SM, YO, K to 1 st before marker, YO, K1) 4 times.
Rounds 8~16 even: With color B, (SM, K to marker) 4 times.
*At this point there will be 120 sts, or 4 sets of 30 sts between the markers.
Round 17: With color A, (SM, YO, K to marker, remove marker, K to 1 st before marker, YO, K1) 2 times. ~ 124 sts (there will only be 2 markers on the needles at the end of this round)
Round 18: With color B, (SM, K to marker) 2 times. ~ 124 sts
Round 19: With color A, (SM, YO, K to 1 st before marker, YO, K1) 2 times. ~ 128 sts
Repeat rounds 18 and 19: to desired length (for the sample, I went until there was just enough yarn to bind off).
Bind off and weave in ends.
**each repeat of round 19 will add 4 sts to the total stitch count.
Wear or give and enjoy!
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