A Fistful Of Stitches
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A Fistful Of Stitches

A dusty stranger saunters into town. Local troublemakers approach and threaten the stranger, but it doesn't take long for them to realize their mistake.

This poncho was knit up as a tribute to my husband's love for a particular character of the wild west. Unfortunately for him, I found the poncho quite comfy when I finished. Until I knit another, we have to share.

Knit from the bottom up, The front and back are knit before seaming the shoulders together. Tassels are added at the end. There are instructions on how to stabilize the neck thereby reducing the amount of stretch for those who wish to do so.

Size

Medium (Large)
Width: 50 (55)”/ 127 (140)cm
Height, not including tassels: 28.5 (30)”/ 72 (76) cm
Both models are wearing the size medium.The female model is 5’4”/ 163 cm tall.The male model is 5’9”/ 175cm tall.

Materials

Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool; 140yds/ 128m per 2.12oz/ 60g; 100% American Wool; aran weight:
14(16) skeins in Natural Dark (MC)
3(4) skeins in White (CC)

OR

Approximately
1960(2240)yds/ 1792(2048)m (MC) and 420(560)yds/ 384(512)m (CC) of an aran weight yarn

Needles, Hooks & Notions

Size 7 US/ 4.5mm circular needle, 60”/ 152cm
Change needle size if needed in order to obtain the correct gauge

4 stitch markers, 1 tapestry needle
Optional: Size G/ 4.0mm hook for neck stabilization

Gauge

16 stitches/ 25 rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in stockinette