As soon as I saw this FREE pattern I knew I wanted to share it, but I figured I’d better wait until the heat settled down, and all the best yarn options had arrived. I love the elegant shape and texture in this “swancho” (it’s like a poncho, but with little sweater sleeves). If the textured panel seems a little daunting you can omit it and just knit the front panel like the same as the back, in stocking stitch.
You can use any chunky weight yarn (something that knits up on a 6mm/US10 needle). Berroco Vintage Chunky is soft, machine washable, and comes in a spectrum of great colours. Cascade Eco is made with 100% Peruvian wool that comes in both dyed and undyed natural colours, and is the most cost-effective choice, especially as the sizes grow). For a stunning statment, use Malabrigo Mecha, a gorgeous hand-dyed, machine washable, buttery soft single ply merino wool.
- Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X)
- Bottom edge – 55 (59, 64, 68, 71, 76)”
- Length – 24½ (25, 25½, 26, 26½, 27)”
Berroco Vintage Chunky: 9(10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins
Cascade Eco: 3(3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins
Malabrigo Mecha: 9(10, 11, 13, 14, 15) skeins
- FREE Pattern
- 5.5mm/US9-16″ circular needles
- 5.5mm/US9-29″ circular needles
- 6mm/US9-29″ circular needles
- 2 stitch markers
- tapestry or darning needle