Toddler’s poncho

Monday, June 23, 2003
Toddler’s poncho

This gorgeous toddler's poncho is perfect for winter. Sizes given are from 18 months to three years.

Materials
Cleckheaton Gusto 10: 3 (4, 4) balls. One pair 10.00mm knitting needles or the required size to give correct tension. Two stitch holders. One 7.00 crochet hook. Knitter’s needle, for sewing seams.

Measurements
18 (2, 3) months/years. Actual measurement (from cuff to cuff): 72
(75, 78)cm. Length: 30 (31, 32)cm.

Abbreviations
beg: beginning; cm: centimetres; dc: double crochet; K: knit; P: purl; psso: pass slipped st over; rem: remain/ing; Stocking st: one row knit, one row purl; st/s: stitch/es; tog: together.

Tension
This garment has been designed at a tension of 9 sts and 13 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 10.00mm needles.

BACK
Using 10.00mm needles, cast on 19 (21, 23) sts.
Next row. Knit.
Next row.Cast on 4 sts, purl to end.
Next row. Cast on 4 sts, knit to end ... 27 (29, 31) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (1, 2) time/s ... 27 (37, 47) sts.
Next row. Cast on 3 sts, purl to end.
Next row. Cast on 3 sts, knit to end ... 33 (43, 53) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (2, 1) time/s ... 51 (55, 59) sts.
Purl 1 row.

Beg shaping. If making for Size 18 months proceed as follows:
1st row. K23, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, K2tog, K23 ... 49 sts.
2nd row. Purl.
3rd row. K2tog, knit to last 2 sts K2tog ... 47 sts.
4th row. Purl.
5th row. K21, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K21 ... 45 sts.
Work 3 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.
9th row. K2tog, K18, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K18, K2tog ...41 sts.
Work 3 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.
13th row. K18, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, K2tog, K18 ... 39 sts.
14th, 16th, 18th rows. Purl.
15th row. As 3rd row ... 37 sts.
17th row. K16, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K16 ... 35 sts.
19th row. As 3rd row ... 33 sts.
20th row. P2tog, purl to last 2 sts P2tog ... 31 sts.
21st row. K2tog, K11, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K11, K2tog ... 27 sts.
22nd row. P2tog, purl to last 2 sts, P2tog ... 25 sts.
23rd row. K1tog, K8, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, K2tog, K8, K2tog ... 21 sts.
24th row. As 20th row ... 19 sts.
Shape shoulders.
Cast off 4 sts at beg for next 2 rows.
Leave rem 11 sts on a stitch holder.

If making for Size 2 years proceed as follows:
1st row. K25, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K25 ... 53 sts.
2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th and 22nd rows. Purl.
3rd row. K2tog, knit to last 2 sts K2tog ... 51 sts
5th row. K23, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K23 ... 49 sts.
7th row. As 3rd row ... 47 sts.
9th row. K21, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K21 ... 45 sts.
11th row. As 3rd row ... 43 sts.
13th row. K19, sl 1, K1 psso, K1, K2tog, K19 ... 41 sts.
15th row. As 3rd row ... 39 sts.
17th row. K17, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K17 ... 37 sts.
19th row. As 3rd row ... 35 sts.
21st row. K15, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K15 ... 33 sts.
23rd row. K2tog, K12, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K12, K2tog ... 29 sts.
24th row. K15, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K15 ... 27 sts.
25th row. K2tog, K9, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K9, K2tog ... 23 sts.
26th row. As 24th row ... 21 sts.
Shape shoulders.
Cast off 4 sts at beg for next 2 rows.
Leave rem 13 sts on a stitch holder.

If making for Size 3 years proceed as follows:
1st row. K27, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K27 ... 57 sts.
2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th and 2nnd rows. Purl.
3rd row. K2tog, knit to last 2 sts K2tog ... 55 sts.
5th row. K25, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K25 ... 53 sts.
7th row. As 3rd row ... 51 sts.
9th row. K23, sl 1, K1, psso K1, k2tog, K23 ... 49 sts.
11th row. As 3rd row ... 47 sts.
13th row. K21, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K21 ... 45 sts.
15th row. As 3rd row ... 43 sts.
17th row. K19, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K19 ... 41 sts.
19th row. As 3rd row ... 39 sts.
21st row. K17, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K17 ... 37 sts.
23rd row. As 3rd row ... 35 sts.
24th row. P2tog, purl to last 2 sts, P2tog ... 33 sts.
25th row. K2tog, K12, sl 1, K1, psso K1, K2tog, K12, K2tog ... 29 sts.
26th row. As 24th row ... 27 sts.
27th row. As 3rd row ... 25 sts.
28th row. As 24th row ... 23 sts.
Shape shoulders. Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Leave rem 15 sts on a stitch holder.

FRONT
Work as given for Back to 18th (18th, 20th) row of shaping ... 35 (37, 41)sts.
Shape neck. Next row. (K2tog) 1 (1, 0) time/s, K13 (14, 17), turn.
**Cont on these 14 (15, 17) sts, dec one st at armhole edge in next (4th, 2nd) then every row 4 (3, 5) time/s [5 (4, 6) times in all], AT SAME TIME dec one st at neck edge in every row 7 (7, 7) times in all ... 4sts.**

Shape shoulder.
Cast off rem 4 sts.
Slip next 5 (5, 7) sts onto a stitch holder and leave. With right side facing, join yarn to rem 15 16, 17) sts, knit to last 2 2, 0) sts, K2tog ... 14 (15, 17) sts.
Rep from ** to **.
Work 1 row.

Shape shoulder.
Work as given for other shoulder shaping.

NECKBAND
Join right side and shoulder seam. With right side facing and using 10.00mm needles, knit up 27 (33, 35) sts evenly around neck edge including sts from stitch holders.
1st row. Knit.
2nd row. Purl.
3rd row. Knit.
Cast off purlways.

POCKET
Using 10.00mm needles, cast on 11 sts.
1st row. K1, *P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Last row forms Moss Stitch patt for pocket.
Cont in pat inc one st at each end of alt rows until there are 19 sts.
Cast off in patt.

EDGING
Using 7.00mm hook work 1 round dc evenly around lower edge of garment, inc and dec where necessary to keep work flat.

TO MAKE UP
Join left side and shoulder seam. Sew on pocket as illustrated.
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