Poncho Pattern with Dorset Button Instructions
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This poncho is made with our Warrenfield Sock yarn. This beautiful, woolly and very local yarn is dyed by us in very small batches of limited edition colours. Please contact us for our current colour range if you want to knit Bejewelled in Warrenfield Sock.
Tension: Each 11 st pattern repeat measures 5cm x 6cm before blocking. I used 4mm needles but I recommend testing your needle size to check you get the same size stitches as me.
Tools: Correct sized needles for the job (see above re tension), yarn needle for making buttons and sewing in ends, scissors. I used circular needles with a 120cm cord as the larger size ended up with 210 stitches. The medium size ends up with 187 sts. The small size ends up with 143 stitches. Stitch markers for each pattern repeat are very useful. Small you will need 12, medium you will need 16 and large you will need 20. You may also prefer to wind your contrast colours onto bobbins. Small you will need 12, medium you will need 16 and large you will need 20.
Small materials requirements: 280m of main colour (MC) 156m of a variety of colours (CC), 4 x 3.5cm crosswheel Dorset buttons made with 3m of yarn per button.
Medium materials requirements: 470m of main colour (MC) 272m of a variety of colours (CC), 6 x 3.5cm crosswheel Dorset buttons made with 3m of yarn per button.
Large materials requirements: 700m of main colour (MC) 420m of a variety of colours (CC), 8 x 3.5cm crosswheel Dorset buttons made with 3m of yarn per button.