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The Unicorn Poncho

Image descriptions: Nicky, a woman with wavy blonde hair, standing in a park modelling The Unicorn, as a deep v-neck poncho; and doubled around her neck as a bandana cowl. The piece is worked in worsted weight, tonal grey wool with tiny rainbows throughout, and features an eyelet spine with strips of garter and mesh.

This is a digital download knitting pattern. It is not a physical item. 

Accessibility: This pattern comes in 3 formats -

Screen Reader/Large Print - 24 point black Arial on white background, no italics or columns, photo captions, 1 inch margins, no abbreviations, has been checked with Adobe Read Out Loud for clarity.

Dark Mode - 12 point sans serif white text on dark grey background, no columns or italics, typical abbreviations with key, photos with captions.

Printer Friendly - 12 point sans serif black text on white background, two columns, minimal photos, typical abbreviations with key.

This is a fully customizable mesh and garter poncho. Sample is shown on a 5'2" model with 15" sleeve length (hitting just below elbow), 26" length from shoulder to tip, and 31.5" deep v neckline. Three sizes are suggested with instructions for customizing the arm length by manipulating the number of increase rows, and the neckline by manipulating the number of shoulder rows.

This piece is worked flat and seamless. It starts at the front tip, increasing until the desired width is achieved. It is then divided for the neckline. Both shoulder panels can be worked at the same time with separate working yarn. Once the desired neckline size has been reached, the panels are rejoined and decreases are worked along the spine, ending at the back tip.

Both blocked and unblocked gauge is important as working this piece in the recommended yarn will result in a piece that grows significantly when wet blocked. Wet blocking is recommended to open up the mesh stitch.

Materials needed: 8 stitch markers (1 distinct), tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires; 

Yarn: Pan Fran Knit Co. Worsted (100% superwash wool; 220 yds / 200m per 3.5oz / 100g skein); 3 (4, 4) skeins or 660 (760, 830) yds / 600 (690, 755) m of similar worsted weight yarn . Sample shown in colourway "Fall Back 2 U”.

Needles: US 7 / 4.5 mm (circular suggested to accomodate large number of stitches).

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