Poncho Patterns for standard gauge knitting machines to download after payment

Q: How do I know what size to make for my child?

    A: Measure in inches from the base of their neck down the arm to the wrist. The fringe is not included in this measurement.

Q: How much yarn will I need?

    A: For the childrenís ponchos very little yarn is needed, probably around 200 grams. For making an adult poncho you will need approx 300 grams of the main yarn & the same again if using only one colour for a fair-isle pattern. I cannot be exact with yarn amounts needed because I work with whatever I have available.

Q: Do I need to buy special branded yarns?

    A: No. I use ordinary 4 ply yarns & the fine single plies which have been gathering dust while I wondered what to do with them.  Like everyone else, I am reluctant to throw cones away.

Q: I canít find the punch cards, where are they?

    A: These are graph style charts - that is to say, each pattern motif chart is on squared paper.  The black squares are the motif details and the blank squares are for the background colour. Sometimes I get questions from punch card owners who do not understand how to use a graph  - the only difference is that these are squares which donít have black dots in the middle.  Your start line is the same as any start line - refer to your book if you donít know how to make punch cards.

Q: I still need help with the punch cards, help?

    A: Each of the patterns has a picture of the fair-isle/tuck/slip/threadlace/etc chart. You should be able to find them in your punch card pattern books. 

Q: What is threadlace & punchlace?

    A: In a nutshell it is a fair-isle pattern with very short floats which uses 3 or 4 ply for the main yarn with one strand of 2/30ís or thinner yarn for the motif design. It is another method of fine lace without having to use a lace carriage.  If you use patterns which have long floats then after knitting 4 or 5 rows the first long float is pulled up over the other floats & knitted in with the next row to create pull-up lace.

Q: What is a ready-reckoner table?

    A: This is where I have saved you the time in working out how many stitches & rows to use. Most machine knitters do not bother with tension swatches and instead use the measurements from a spare piece of knitting which used the same yarn. I have included tables like those below:

rows per inch

8.5 rows

9.0 rows

9.5 rows

10.0 rows

10.5 rows

11.0 rows

width of rectangle

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stitches per inch

6.5 st

7.0 st

7.5 st

8.0 st

length of rectangle

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Lewis (Tamaris's son)

For standard gauge knitting machine with Ribber

English rib poncho for babies in 6 sizes using 4 ply yarn with ready-reckoner tables for different tensions. £2.50

 

 

                    

Standard gauge knitting machine

Ponchos for children knitted widthways in 6 sizes with ready-reckoner tables of different tensions.  Ribber not necessary for this pattern. £3

            

 

     

Standard gauge knitting machine

Fair-isle & plain knit ponchos for children knitted lengthways in 6 sizes with ready-reckoner tables of different tensions.  Ribber not necessary for this pattern. £3

          

 

     

 Standard gauge knitting machine

Threadlace / Punchlace poncho in 2 sizes for little girls, using 4 ply yarn & contrast 2/30ís yarn. Ribber not necessary for this pattern. £3

          

 

     

Standard gauge knitting machine with Ribber

One-size striped English rib mini poncho for adults in 4 ply yarn to slip over the shoulders. £2.50

      

 

     

Standard gauge knitting machine

Ponchettes - shoulder length ponchos for adults or full-size ponchos for young girls using 4 ply yarn. In 6 sizes including ready reckoner tables. The fair-isle motif on this poncho is too large for punchcard machines although the basic instructions will suit any fair-isle motif. £3

 

        

 

     

 

 Standard gauge knitting machine with Ribber

Fair-isle and Plain knit shoulder length poncho patterns with chunky ribbed polo neck using 4 ply yarn. £3

            

 

     

 

 Standard gauge knitting machine

Threadlace / Punchlace poncho, a lightweight garment suitable for Summer evenings knitted with fine yarns. £3

    

 

           

 

 Standard gauge knitting machine with Ribber

Fair-isle poncho using 4 ply yarns suitable for punch card owners.  Finished off with a chunky ribbed polo neck.  £3

      

 

     

 

 Standard gauge knitting machine

Tuck stitch in a cotton yarn.  Cotton creates a heavier garment which hangs nicely.  No need for a ribber here. £3

      

 

     

 

Electronic machines with Ribber

Fair-isle poncho suitable for electronic knitting machines using 4 ply yarns. This poncho has a chunky polo neck & a ribbed border. £3

              

 

     

 
Thais Whessell

 Standard gauge knitting machine

Slip stitch poncho using slub yarns. As we all know, slip stitch patterns donít show up particularly well considering the effort put into knitting a garment. This poncho is knitted with 2 cones of 2 ply slub yarn in different colours to create an effective texture. No need for a ribber.  £3

        

 

     

 
Thais Whessell

 Standard gauge knitting machine

Threadlace / punchlace poncho using 2 shades of blue with 1 strand of 2/30ís and either 4 ply yarn or 2 strands of 2/30ís yarn. £3

        

 

     

 

Standard gauge knitting machine with Ribber

 Fair-isle poncho using 4 ply yarns suitable for punch card owners.  Finished off with a chunky ribbed polo neck. £3

        

 

     

 
Tamaris Whessell

 Standard gauge knitting machine

Threadlace / Punchlace poncho with cowl neck/hood using 4 ply yarn & 2/30ís yarn. £3

        

 

     

 

Roger

 

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