Easy Kids Poncho Knitting Pattern- beginner-friendly pattern for a cozy kid’s knit poncho.
NY weather calls for cozy knits right into the Spring. Ponchos are so cozy and comfortable- they’re basically like wearing a blanket outside! This Kids Poncho Knitting Pattern is perfect for beginners. The front and back are knit flat and there’s no shaping or decreasing. The turtleneck collar is picked up and knit on circular needles.
The super bulky yarn and large needles make this a fast knit.
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Kids Poncho Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle in Petrol Blue (2 skeins)
Needle size: Size US 13 single point knitting needles
Size: Very roomy- will fit most children. For older kids you should add to the length.
Gauge: 2 inches = 4 sts.
Cast on 44 sts. Knit 3 rows in garter stitch.
Pattern: keep a border of 6 garter stitches at each end of the piece. The middle is worked in Stockinette Stitch.
Work in pattern until pieces measures 16 inches from the cast on edge. Bind off on a right side row.
Repeat the steps for the Front. Once the piece measures 6 1/2 inches from the cast on edge make the button holes.
On a right side row-
Row 1: Knit 2, Bind off 2, Knit 2, knit to last 6 stitches, Knit 2, Bind off 2, Knit 2.
Row 2: Knit 2, Cast on 2, Knit 2, Purl to last 6 sts, Knit 2, Cast on 2, Knit 2.
Continue working in Garter/Stockinette pattern until piece measures the same length as the front. Bind off on a right side row.
Line up front and back pieces. Sew a 3 inch seam at the shoulder (from the outer edge)
For the turtleneck:
With the circular needles, pick up and knit the stitches around the collar. Knit in the round until the collar measures 5 inches. Bind off loosely.
Sew buttons to side. Weave in ends.
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