The poncho is a large rectangle, knit from the short side, in three textures: triangles in stockinette and reverse stockinette and a seed stitch border create a reversible textured fabric that shows off the semisolid yarn beautifully. Increases and decreases form a collar.
Buttons are placed on two edges of the rectangle, so you can button it up as a poncho or as a cowl. The buttons and buttonholes also give you lots of options for wearing.
The pattern is available as both a written and a fully charted version (in separate files).
1 color of worsted weight yarn (semisolid works best)
1020 m / 1117 yards in total
Rios by Malabrigo in the colorway Water Green with 1“ ceramic buttons in three colors
18 sts / 26 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette stitch (relaxed after blocking)
Although gauge is not critical, it will influence the size of your finished garment!
162 cm / 63.75“ length, 52 cm / 20.5“ width (tips on how to adjust size are included in the pattern)
US 7/4.5 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge)
tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker, 15-16 buttons (about 2-2.5 cm / ¾-1“ diameter)