Forsythia uses asymmetrical visual details and an interesting hi/low split hem construction to give the classic poncho a modern twist. The Silk Blend yarn provides not only softness and sheen, but also a pretty stitch definition that is showcased in the asymmetrical eyelets. The simple, seamless construction is paired with short-row-shaped shoulders for a flattering fit that creates a garment that can be worn either with more ease for a poncho-like fit, or less ease for a more sweater-vest fit.
Finished Bust Circumference: 40¾ (50, 59, 68¼)”
Length: 26 (27, 28, 29)” at center back, and 2¾” less at center front
Poncho shown measures 50”.
Note: This garment has an oversized fit and is intended to be worn with 9” to 15” of positive ease; for a more sweater-like fit, choose a size with less ease.
Manos del Uruguay SILK BLEND (70% extrafine merino wool, 30% silk; approx. 150 yds/50 g): 6 (8, 9, 11) sks.
Shown in 300X Topaz
Two US 6/4mm 32” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 5/3.75mm 16” circular needle
21 sts and 31 rows = 4”/10cm in St st using larger needles, after blocking.
The lower body begins with back and front split hems worked separately in rows. The hems are joined for working the lower body in the round to the underarms. The upper back and front are worked separately in rows, using short rows to shape the shoulders which are then joined with a three needle bind-off.
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