This is a lovely project for fall. It’s light enough to wear on cool summer nights also. The lace offers a more feminine type of garment than the same old poncho. Here in southern California, it’s about as heavy as I’d ever need even though we get snow once or twice a year at our elevation.
You will need to know how or learn to k, p, ssk, k2tog, s2kpo, i-cord bo and 3-needle bo. Instructions for all of these, (except k and p) are included. There is an illustration for a guide to assembly.
The lace is charted on a big, easy-to-read chart. All wrong sides are purl. The directions for the chart are written out also, for those who’d rather not use a chart.
The edges of the poncho are seed stitch with an easy to accomplish slit for the i-cord neck edge. The shoulders are seamed with a 3-needle bo, making a strong, neat seam. All in all this is an easy to make poncho garment. It is knitted on size US 10.5/6.5mm, so works quickly with worsted yarn and the lace just sings! The sides are open, but could be seamed below “sleeve” area. The front and back are identical.