The poncho: a blanket, but make it fashion. This cozy piece is knit from the top down with no seams—so while it's not that complicated, it sure is a great way to learn or practice your increases and decreases!
This fun 3 session workshop will guide you through several increasing and decreasing techniques, splitting your work for the side seams, and customizing the pattern to fit you perfectly.
Workshop Dates: 3 Sundays, March 29, April 5 & 12, 2 pm – 3:30 pm (Last session will be on Easter!)
- Aran weight version: 975 yards of aran weight yarn, US 9 16” & 32” circulars, and US 10 16” & 40” circulars, 4 stitch markers, one unique for beginning of round.
- Bulky weight version: 610 yards of bulky weight yarn, US 10.5 16” & 32” circulars, and US 11 16” & 40” circulars, 4 stitch markers, one unique for beginning of round.
Students must already know how to: cast on, knit, purl, work in a rib, and bind off.
Students will learn how to: read a pattern, switch needles mid-project, use markers, use make one increases (m1r, m1l, m1rpw, m1lpw), turn work in the middle of a row, and use the following decreases: knit two together (k2tog), purl two together (p2tog), slip, slip, knit (ssk), and slip, slip, purl (ssp).
(to be completed before the first class)
Using smaller short needles and long tail cast on, cast on 72 (for aran version) or 56 (for bulky version) stitches, place unique marker, and begin working in the round.
1. [K 1, p 1] to end of round.
2. Repeat step 2 until collar measures 3” from cast on edge, or desired collar height.