The Gooseberry poncho is knitted from the bottom up.
The leaf edging is knitted first with some of the berries. The stitches along the edge are then picked up and knitted including short rows to shape the front and back pieces of the poncho while knitting more berries to complete the leaf edging pattern.
The poncho is made with arm holes.
The poncho is finished with a turtleneck collar in rib.
Sizes: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10-12) years
Full length: approx. 39 (42, 45, 50, 57) cm
Shoulder to shoulder width: approx. 36 (40, 44, 47, 47) cm
Width across gooseberry edging: approx. 52 (56, 60, 65, 70) cm
Needles: 6 mm circular needle and 5 mm double pointed needles
Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm using 6 mm needles in st st and with two strands of yarn
Yarn: 1 strand of Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino (yardage approx. 225 m / 100 g) and 1 strand of Knitting for Olive Merino, Cotton meets Merino, Merino lots of Cashmere or Cotton hint of Cashmere (approx. 500 m / 100 g)
The poncho in the photo is knitted in 1 strand of Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino – Dusty Moose and 1 strand of Knitting for Olive Merino – Grayish Brown
Yarn requirements: Merino + Heavy Merino: 100+200 (150+300, 150+300, 200+350, 250+450) g