Twisted Slipster Poncho
Simple and classic, this poncho is sure to become a fast favorite accessory. A unique ribbed edge borders one side of the intriguing twisted texture, which creates a fabric with exceptional drape. It’s super soft and squishy, and pairs as effortlessly with an elegant dress as with a pair of leggings. And it works up quickly enough that you just may make another in a different color!
You’ll work flat with an easy to remember 4-row repeat, then block, fold in half and seam along one edge to create neck opening (schematic provided).
Size (after blocking)
22” x 44” / 56 cm x 112 cm
1090 yds / 997 m / 500 g
Valley Yarns Deerfield (DK Weight)
80% Alpaca, 20% Silk
109 yds (100 m) / 50g (1.76 oz)
US7 / 4.5mm circular, 24“ (or long straights)
10 sts x 19 rows = 2”/5cm
Garter stitch, unblocked
Gauge is not critical for this piece, and garter stitch is not used. This is used as a reference for yarn usage, and if you are within a stitch or two of the gauge your fabric should have the same drape intended.
4.5mm crochet hook
(for Slip Stitch Crochet seam)
(for Mattress Stitch, and weaving in ends)
Suspended Bind Off
Mattress Stitch OR Slip Stitch Crochet seam
Slip Stitch Crochet seam is an optional seaming method. Using a crochet hook the same size as your needle, you will crochet the two sides together using simple slip stitches, creating a neat and virtually invisible seam. Video tutorial available on my YouTube channel.