I am loving the Faux Fur that’s been hitting the yarn shops this fall. I worked up a few cowls, but then I wanted something especially cuddly for when it’s chillier out. This poncho answered the call! Freebie pattern on my blog because it’s not tested (by anyone but me and a few of my students, that is) and I only have the one size. There are suggestions for knitting a larger version.
Construction Details Worked in the round from the top down with increases to open the piece up for the shoulders and bust.
Joining in the round
Knit into the front and back increase
Size options: S/M (L/XL) Finished Measurements: 58 (64)“ circumference at very bottom (it’s a little less wide around the bustline) x 19 (20)” length to the neck (not including cowl)
Suggested Yarn: 6 (8) balls of “Alpine” by Sirdar, or about 216 yards in KFI Furreal or Lion Brand “Go For Faux”
Gauge: 5 stitches and 6 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch on size 17 (12 mm) needles.
Needle: US 17 (12 mm) 24” circular needles. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Additional materials: 1 large stitch marker, tapestry needle, tape measure.