Pattern by Andee Fagan
Nuevo Mundo Alpaca Collection
Deeside Poncho is knitted top down and in the round. The pattern is charted and written. This pattern has a very loose gauge. The pattern calls for DK weight yarn to be knitted with US 8 / 5.5 mm needles. So when shopping for yarn you might not match the suggested gauge on the packaging. The final garment has a loose comfortable feel to it with wonderful drape. Please be sure to test the neck hole to be sure it fits over your head as soon as you change to the 32” needles. The neck hole is intentionally smaller at first because the overall weight of the finished poncho will cause it to open more. Just be sure to cast on loosely so you do not have a tight cast on row.
730 yards “Nuevo Mundo Alpaca” DK alpaca yarn
Master Color- “MC” 2 skeins Black / White Twist DK 2 ply (165 yards per skein) 330 yards
Contrast Color- “CC” 2 skeins Natural White DK 3 ply (200 yards per skein) 400 yards
US 8 / 5.5 mm 16” circular
US 8 / 5.5 mm 32” circular
36” x 36” square
Neck hole stretches to 25” to fit over an adult sized head and rests at approximately 18”.
3.5 stitches = 1” in stockinette stitch
7 rows = 1” in stockinette stitch
Tapestry Needle- to weave in ends
8 stitch markers (1 unique color to indicate beginning of round)
T-pins for blocking