Romantic Lace Poncho

The Romantic Lace Poncho is the ideal winter layering piece for when you don’t want to throw on a chunky sweater. It’s the perfect piece to ward off the chill and look effortlessly put-together at the same time! Featuring panels of lace hearts, this intermediate shawl works up quickly.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 40” x 20”

Gauge: Chart D = 6 1/2” [16.5 cm] wide after wet blocking; 22 sts x 29 rows = 4” in St st

Materials

Yarn:

Fine Weight Yarn Universal Yarn Little Bird (100% acrylic; 344 yards [315 meters]/100 grams): #105 Wee Violet (5 balls)
Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 16 & 32” circular needles
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, cable needle

Special Stitches

1x2x1 RC: Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k1, sl second 2 sts from cn back to left needle and knit, k1 from cn.
1x2x1 LC: Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, k1, sl second 2 sts from cn back to left needle and knit, k1 from cn.
RT: K2tog but do not slip sts from needle, knit first st again, sl both sts from needle.
LT: Knit second st on left needle tbl, knit first st through the front leg, sl both sts from needle.

Pattern Notes

This poncho is worked from the bottom up. Front and Back are worked separately and sewn together at the shoulders.

Pattern

Front

With longer needle, CO on 17 sts, pm, 15 sts, pm, 16 sts, pm, 33 sts, pm, 55 sts, pm, 33 sts, pm, 16 sts, pm, 15 sts, pm, 17 sts. (217 sts)
Row 1 (RS): Work Rib Row 1 of Chart A to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart B to m, work Rib Row 1 of chart C to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart D to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart E to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart D to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart F to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart B to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart G to end.
Row 2 (WS): Work Rib Row 2 of all Chart patterns as est’d.
Rows 3-4: Cont in Rib Row pattern. 

Establish Pattern

Row 1: Work Row 1 of Chart A to m, work Row 1 of Chart B to m, work Row 1 of Chart C to m, work Row 1 of Chart D to m, work Row 1 of Chart E to m, work Row 1 of Chart D to m, work Row 1 of Chart F to m, work Row 1 of Chart B to m, work Row 1 of Chart G to end.
Cont in patt through Row 16 of Chart A, then rep Rows 1-16, 6 more times, then rep Rows 1-8, once more. (7 ½ repeats total)

Separate Right and Left Fronts

Row 1 (RS): Work in patt over 90 sts, attach new ball of yarn and bind off center 37 sts, work in patt over rem 90 sts. Working both sides at once, cont in patt through row 16 of patt, then rep Rows 1-16, 1 more time (9 reps total). Bind off all sts.

Back

With longer needle, CO 17 sts, pm, 15 sts, pm, 16 sts, pm, 33 sts, pm, 55 sts, pm, 33 sts, pm, 16 sts, pm, 15 sts, pm, 17 sts. (217 sts)
Row 1 (RS): Work Rib Row 1 of Chart A to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart B to m, work Rib Row 1 of chart C to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart D to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart E to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart D to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart F to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart B to m, work Rib Row 1 of Chart G to end.
Row 2 (WS): Work Rib Row 2 of all Chart patterns as est’d.
Rows 3-4: Cont in Rib Row pattern. 

Establish Pattern

Row 1: Work Row 1 of Chart A to m, work Row 1 of Chart B to m, work Row 1 of Chart C to m, work Row 1 of Chart D to m, work Row 1 of Chart E to m, work Row 1 of Chart D to m, work Row 1 of Chart F to m, work Row 1 of Chart B to m, work Row 1 of Chart G to end.
Cont in patt through Row 16 of Chart A, then rep Rows 1-16, 7 more times, then rep Rows 1-8, once more (8 ½ repeats total). 

Separate Right and Left Backs

Row 1 (RS): Work in patt over 90 sts, attach new ball of yarn and bind off center 37 sts, work in patt over rem 90 sts. Working both sides at once, cont in patt through row 16 of patt (9 reps total).
Bind off all sts.

Finishing

Block pieces to finished measurements. Sew Shoulder seams. 

Neck Edging

With shorter needle, pick up and knit 6 sts along Back Right Neck, 37 sts along Back Neck bind off, 6 sts along Back Left Neck, 18 sts along Front Left Neck, 37 sts along Front Neck bind off, and 18 sts along Front Right Neck – 104 sts. PM and join to work in the rnd.
Rnds 1-4: * K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Bind off all sts in patt. Weave in ends. Block Neck Edging. yarn ball

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