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Going to the Mountains Poncho

The Going to the Mountains Poncho is one of five patterns in the “My Forever Home” Collection, a collection of DK weight patterns inspired my home state: Montana. Join the Montana Knit-A-Long here, through Jan 31st, 2021!

10% of pattern sale profits Nov 8 - Dec 8 will go to Montana Rescue Mission​ to help the homeless in Montana.

Watch the video about the design here.

The Going to the Mountains Poncho is a fun, engaging knit that creates the coziest, snuggliest winter accessory – perfect for a weekend in the mountains! It’s basically a perfect-fitting blanket.

The design features crossed slipped stitches representing the mountains, which are surrounded with colorwork motifs representing dirt hiking trails and falling snow. The flow of the colorwork is rhythmic and relaxing, and the slipped cross stitch texture adds interest to the project.

This pattern is worked top down. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here.

This pattern includes both written and charted instructions as 2 separate PDF files.

Bust Size: 34 (44, 52, 60) in / 86.5 (112, 132, 152.5) cm
Length: 21.5 in / 55 cm

The bust measurement shown is the actual body bust measurement. The poncho is designed to include 5 in / 12.5 cm positive ease at the bust with arms down. If your bust size is not listed, select the next size up from your measurement. The sample shown in the photos is the smallest size (34” / 86.5 cm bust circumference) on a 34” bust.

630 (700, 730, 765) yds / 575 (640, 670, 700) m; 275 (300, 315, 330) grams DK weight yarn for MC
290 (325, 340, 350) yds / 265 (295, 310, 320) m; 125 (140, 145, 150) grams DK weight yarn for CC

Designed using Big Sky Yarn Co Squish DK in Pecan and Hayride.

This design was created as a collaboration with Big Sky Yarn Co. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

18 stitches, 22 rounds = 4” / 10 cm for stockinette stitch

4.5 mm (US size 7) – or size needed to obtain gauge – circular needles, 36” (90 cm) minimum length
Cable needle, optional
Darning needle
10 stitch markers of 2 varieties (type A & type B), 5 stitch markers of each variety

The techniques in this pattern include knitting in the round, simple two-color colorwork, increases, and slipped cross stitches. Before starting the project, I recommend that you should feel comfortable knitting in the round. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the other techniques; this is a great project for learning and practicing!

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Joanna / Precision TE.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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