Poncho Mates, plus Hugger and Topsy Hats


Poncho Mates
CHILDREN’S: Fits size 6 to 10. One size fits all adults.

NOTE: Instructions are for childrens, adults are in parentheses.
MATERIAL: Lady Galt machine launderable Medallion (Group E) (3 strands).
Colour A: 12 (20) balls. Colour B: 6 (10) balls.
TENSION: 1 ½ sts = 1 inch.
PATTERN STITCH: Row 1 (wrong side) With Colour A, purl. Row 2: With Colour B, * k 1, sl 1; repeat from * to end. Row 3: With Colour B, purl. Row 4: With Colour A, * sl 1, k 1; repeat from * to end.

BACK PANEL: With Colour A cast on 26 (34) sts. Work in Pattern Stitch for 7 (17) ins, ending with a knit row. Keeping continuity of pattern dec 1 st each side every purl row 8 (10) times. Childrens: Cast off. Adults: Casting off as you work, dec as follows: k 2, * k 2 tog, k 1; repeat from * to end. Fasten off.

FRONT PANEL: (for childrens) Same as back.

SIDE PANELS: (make 2) With Colour A cast on 18 (22) sts. Work same as back panel until 2 sts remain. Childrens: Cast off. Adults: K 2 tog, fasten off.

LEFT FRONT: (for adults) With Colour A cast on 18 sts. Work in Pattern Stitch until work measures same as back to dec. Keeping continuity of patter dec 1 st at beginning of every other row until 8 sts remain. Next Row: (right side) Casting off as you work, dec as follows: k 1, k 2 tog, k 1, (k 2 tog) twice. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT: Same as Left Front, reversing all decreases.

FINISHING: Sew side panels to back. Then sew front panels to side panels. With right side toward you pick up and knit 32 sts along left front edge. Next Row: Cast off. Finish right front same. Fringe: Cut 8 inch strands of yarn. Using 3 strands at a time, fold in half and thread through lower edge of poncho and knot as illustrated. DO NOT BLOCK.

Hugger
SHOWN WITH PONCHO MATES
(One size fits all adults)

MATERIAL: Lady Galt machine launderable Medallion (Group E) (3 strands).
Colour A: 2 balls. Colour B: 1 ball. 1 pair 3/4 inch jumbo needles. 1 button.

TENSION: 1 ½ sts = 1 inch.

PATTERN STITCH: Row 1: (wrong side) With Colour A, purl. Row 2: With Colour B * k 1, sl 1; repeat from * to end. Row 3: With Colour B, purl. Row 4: With Colour A, * sl 1, k 1; repeat from * to end.

BODY OF HAT: With Colour A cast on 34 sts. Knit 2 rows. Next Row: Cast off 4 sts, knit to last 4 sts, tie in another ball of yarn, cast off 4 sts. Work in pattern st for 7 ins. Keeping continuity of pattern dec as follows: With wrong side toward you, p 7, * p 2 tog; repeat from * 5 times, p 7, cast off. Sew seam. Neckband: With Colour A, and right side toward you, pick up and knit 16 sts across lower edge of hat. Knit 1 row even. Cast off.

FINISHING: Stitch ends of neckband neatly to ties. Sew on button. DO NOT BLOCK.

Topsy
SHOWN WITH PONCHO MATES
(One size fits all children)

MATERIAL: Lady Galt machine launderable Medallion (Group E) (3 strands).
Colour A: 2 balls. Colour B: 1 ball. 1 pair 3/4 inch jumbo needles.

TENSION: 1 ½ sts = 1 inch.

PATTERN STITCH: Row 1: (wrong side) With Colour A, purl. Row 2: With Colour B * k 1, sl 1; repeat from * to end. Row 3: With Colour B, purl. Row 4: With Colour A, * sl 1, k 1; repeat from * to end.

BODY OF HAT: With Colour A cast on 24 sts. Work in Pattern Stitch for 5 ins. Keeping continuity of pattern, dec as follows: First Dec Row: K 2 tog across row. Purl 1 row. 2nd Dec Row: Same as first dec row. Purl 1 row, break yarn, leaving a 20 inch end, draw through remaining sts and fasten securely.

FINISHING: Sew seam. Make a tassel, as illustrated.
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