All Cables Knit Poncho Pattern


This poncho speaks for itself -- make a statement in all cables.  I love cables and went all out with this cozy design.

3 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn (1 skein = 106 yds) or another super bulky weight yarn (color show is Charcoal)
29” 12.75 mm Circular Knitting Needle
1 Stitch Marker
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 4” = 10 STS & 14 Rows in 6 ST cable pattern (note that gauge isn’t as important to get perfectly in a cowl pattern)

Finished Measurements: 28” circumference at the top, 44” in circumference around the bottom, and about 20” at its longest point in length

CO = Cast On
CN = Cable Needle
SL = Slip
ST(S) = Stitch(es)
K = Knit
M = Marker
M1 = Make a Stitch – backwards loop method

 Note:  This garment is meant to be tight-fitting around the body and sits just above the elbows.  It’s super-stretchy so it’s easy to move but keeps you snug and warm.

CO 70 STS and join in in the round, being careful not to twist.  Place a marker to note the beginning/end of round.

Row 1: [K6, P1] to end (10 groups of 7 STS = 70 STS)
Row 2: Cable Row. [Place first 2 STS on CN in front, K2, K2 from CN, K2, P1] to end
Row 3: [K6, P1] to end
Row 4: [K6, P1] to end
Row 5: Cable Row. [K2, place next 2 STS on CN in back, K2, K2 from CN, P1] to end
Row 6: [K6, P1] to end

Repeat Rows 1-6.
Repeat Rows 1-5.

Now you’ll be increasing for the body to make a total of 110 STS.
Increase Row: [K1, M1, K2, M1, K2, M1, K1, M1, P1] to end.  You will now have made 10 groups of 11 STS from 10 groups of 6 STS.
Row 1: [K9, P2] to end
Row 2: [K9, P2] to end
Row 3: [K9, P2] to end
Row 4: Cable Row. [Place first 3 STS on CN in front, K3, K3 from CN, K3, P2] to end.
Row 5: [K9, P2] to end
Row 6: [K9, P2] to end
Row 7: [K9, P2] to end
Row 8: Cable Row. [K3, place next 3 STS on CN in back, K3, K3 from CN, P2] to end

Repeat rows 1-8 five more times or until garment reaches desired length.

Bind off loosely and weave in ends.

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