This is a small ponchette that is fun and easy to make and versatile enough to wear all year long. I love shawls too, but as a mom, small ponchos like this are my go-to cozy accessory because they stay put so nicely. They are great for air-conditioned offices in summer, cool evening in fall and spring, and an extra layer of warmth in winter. Other than the lace section at the end, this is a great pattern for knitting while chatting or watching a movie.
- US Size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles that are 24 inches in length
- US Size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles that are 40 inches in length
- Two different stitch markers
- A ruler
There are different requirements depending on whether you opt for the assigned pooling version or the non-assigned pooling version.
Option A - Assigned Pooling Version
You'll need two different colorways of a smooth sock-weight yarn base.
Colorway 2 should be an assigned pooling colorway, which means that about one-quarter of the skein is dyed differently than the rest. You'll need 300 yards of this colorway.
Option B - Non-Assigned Pooling VersionFor the non-assigned pooling version, you'll need 400 yards of a variegated sock-weight yarn base. As part of Option B, you could choose to use a matching semi-solid colorway for the lace edge if you like. If you do, allow 150 yards for the semi-solid colorway.