Raven Plaid Poncho

Two rectangles sewn together create this poncho for an easy addition to your fall wardrobe. Shown in black with white, the option to create a white with black version can be seen in the second swatch. Knit one of these ponchos in just two weekends!

Time: Two Weekends Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Each Rectangle is 19 (22, 25, 28)” / [48 (56, 63.5, 71) cm] wide x 37” / [94 cm] long.

Shoulder Length: 19 (22, 25, 28)” / [48 (56, 63.5, 71) cm

Body Length: 27 (31, 35, 40)” / [68.5 (79, 89, 102) cm]

Gauge: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Slip Stitch pattern after wet blocking.


Medium weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Aereo (47% Merino wool, 31% baby alpaca, 22% nylon; 240 yards [220 meters]/100g): #01 Jet (MC, 2 (3, 3, 4) skeins), #04 Ecru (CC, 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins).


Needle: US size 9 (5.5 mm) straight or 24” (60 cm) circular.

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker.

Special Stitches

2×2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2: *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Rep Rows 1–2 for pattern.

Slip Stitch Pattern (multiple of 4 sts)

Row 1 (RS): With MC, k.

Row 2 (WS): With MC, p.

Row 3: *Sl 1 MC st wyib, with CC, k3; rep from * to the end of row.

Row 4: *With CC, p3, sl 1 MC st wyif; rep from * to end of row.

Rep Rows 1–4 for pattern.

Pattern Notes

Two rectangles sewn together create this poncho. Start with 2×2 ribbing edge. Work the Slip Stitch pattern, working with just one color on each row, with rib edges to prevent the curling of the sides. End with 2×2 ribbing edge.

If you prefer a longer or shorter rectangle, add or subtract rows symmetrically in increments of 4 rows of the Slip Stitch pattern repeat as many times as you wish.


Rectangle (make 2)

Ribbing Edge

With MC, CO 78 (90, 102, 114) sts.

Rows 1-20: Work in 2×2 Rib pattern.


Work in Slip Stitch pattern with added rib edges as follows:

Row 1 (RS): With MC, k2, p2, k70 (82, 94, 106), p2, k1, sl1 wyif.

Row 2 (WS): With MC, k1, p1, k2, p70 (82, 94, 106), k2, p2.

Row 3: With CC, sl 1 MC st wyib, k1, p2, [sl 1 MC st wyib, k3] 17 (20, 23, 26) times, sl 1 MC st wyib, k1, p2, sl 1 MC st wyib, sl1 wyif.

Row 4: With CC, k1, sl 1 MC st wyif, k2, p1, [sl 1 MC st wyif, p3] 17 (20, 23, 26) times, sl 1 MC st wyif, k2, p1, sl 1 MC st wyif.

Rows 5-160: Rep Rows 1–4.

Rows 161-162: Rep Rows 1–2 once.

Ribbing Edge

Rows 1-20: With MC, work in 2×2 Rib pattern.

BO in 2×2 Rib pattern.


Weave in ends. Wash and block to measurements. Assemble and sew the two rectangles tog following the schematic.

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  • I’m wondering if the yarn notation is correct? It is marked here as being a 5 chunky yarn, but every other resource on the internet indicates it is an aran weight yarn.

  • I may have missed it, but I’m not seeing the schematic to sew it together?

  • Heather G.

    I wish these patterns were in PDF. It makes it easier for me to print and take with me while I’m knitting.

    • Nicola P.

      Hello Heather! Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for new ways to improve our user experience. We currently do not allow downloads of our patterns, but are exploring options in the near future. You are welcome to save this pattern by copying and pasting into a word document or by printing the pattern via the printer icon on the left hand side of your screen. Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor


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