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Lee was my grandmother. She had great taste and even greater style. She was the perfect blend of classic and modern. We said goodbye to her in 2017. Her last gift to me was the Yarn Ink Classic sock yarn used in this poncho.  I tried several other patterns, but nothing really spoke to me. Ultimately, this yarn wanted to be something new and unique, like my grandmother. Designing and knitting this shawl made me feel close to her once again, and I think it is a fitting tribute to a great lady. Thank you for purchasing and knitting this pattern.


This is a top down, fingering-weight poncho, knit in the round using the technique of traveling stripes. It uses 4 colors of fingering-weight yarn. 3 coordinating variegated yarns and 1 solid or semi-solid for the striped contrast throughout the poncho and for the lace border. 


I used Yarn Ink Classic Sock and Coop Knits Socks Yeah! but you may use any fingering-weight yarn. 


The border color and contrast stripes will take between 125 and 160 grams.


You will need somewhat less than 100g of each of the other colors, depending on what size you knit.


Size 1: 45"/114.5cm at yoke, 65"/165 cm at hem.

Size 2: 50"/127 cm at yoke, 68"/172 cm at hem.

size 3: 55"/139.75 cm at yoke, 75"/190.5 cm at hem.

Size 4: 60"/152.5 cm at yoke, 78"/198 cm at hem.


Length from CB to hem: 23 (23,24.5,26)" 

                                    58.5 (58.5, 62.25, 66)cm


Skills required: Knit, Purl, YO, K2tog, SSK, S1K2togP, Join for working in the round, Cast on, bind off.



Beginning of Round Stitch Marker.

6 stitch markers to divide the sections.

Color change stitch marker. (you need 8 stitch markers total. I recommend using something unique for the beginning of round and color change marker).

Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) 40" circular knitting needle or size to obtain gauge.


Ruler to measure gauge.

Lee Poncho Pattern

  • This pattern is a downloadable PDF.

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