Potter Poncho Knitting Pattern Download
With the launch of KittyBea, by the Sea: Largo DK, I wanted to create a pattern that would be perfect beach knitting, while taking advantage of the unique blend of fibers. Simple lace with this alpaca, silk and linen yarn, helps create a lighter-than-air fabric with wonderful drape. You can also choose a more solid spun yarn (even with some wool), if you’d like a denser (and warmer) fabric. There is a slight variation in thickness with Largo DK, which adds a casual element. An evenly spun yarn will create a more polished look.
Finished Chest Measurements
Sizes: 50 (60, 72)" ; 127 (152.5, 183)cm
Suggested Fit: 10-24” positive ease. This is a personal preference, but it is intended to be a very oversized silhouette.
Shown in Size 2 with 24” positive ease
KittyBea Largo DK
50/25/25 Alpaca/Linen/Silk: 273yds (250m)/100g, 2ply
3 (4, 5) skeins, shown in Spanish Point
16 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Ridged Eyelet st on US 6 (4mm), or size needed to obtain gauge, after wet-blocking.
- 32” or 40" circular needles in size US 6 (4mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
- 24" or longer circular needle in size US 4 (3.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, for Pockets.
- One spare size US 5 (3.75mm) or US 6 (4mm), for three-needle BO.
- 2-6 Stitch markers
- Wet-Blocking Supplies: Knit Blockers (or pins and wires), Blocking Mats
- Tapestry needle
- Waste yarn, stitch holder(s), or The Knitting Barber Cords
This poncho is knit flat as separate Front and Back pieces, which are then seamed at the Shoulder using three-needle BO. There are two sets of increases to create a slight dolman shape, which helps those “blessed” at the bustline. The Sleeves and Sides are seamed using mattress stitch. The Best Part: there is no Neck Band, nor Sleeve cuffs to pick-up and work! The pockets are optional. The Pocket fronts have a different gauge to create a tighter, more solid fabric. This pattern utilizes basic knitting techniques: mattress stitch and three-needle bind off.
All of my patterns are named after important figures in the history of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The inspiration behind this piece is Mrs. Bertha Palmer, widow of Potter Palmer.
Read more about my transition to knitwear design HERE.