Pattern #1 Aran Poncho
Photo on page 50. Instructions begin on page 96.
4-st right cable (4-st RC) Sl 2 sts to cn, hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.
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Sl2K1P Sl2, k1, p2sso.
Row 2 Ssk,*[yo, ssk] twice, k3 [k2tog, yo] twice, Sl2K1P...
Row 15 K5, *k2tog, M1, [k1, work elongated st] 4 times, M1, ssk; rep from *, end k5.
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Row 17 K2tog, *k2tog twice, [yo, k1] 5 times, yo, ssk twice, k3tog; rep from *, end last rep k2tog.
Armhole Shaping, last line should read: Bind off 10 (16, 20) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Place rem 33 sts on a holder.
Cap Shaping, 2nd line should read: ...every other row 7 (9, 9) times—43 (43, 41) sts.
Shoulder shaping Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts at beg of next 4 rows, 4 (6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows—34 sts.
After last increase row before the armhole shaping, should read:
Work even for 1 row. Begin slants - Next row (RS) K1, work row 1 of left slant, work to last 4 sts, work row 1 of right slant, k1. Cont in this way until all 14 rows of right and left slant have been worked.
Next row (RS) should read: K7 (7, 8) sts, work right slant…..
Cap shaping After cap shaping measures 2 1/2 (3, 3 1/2)", change to CC.
Explanation of Dividing rem sts in half Divide rem sts in half onto 2 separate needles. With needles parallel, and a third needle, knit the first st on the front needle tog with the first st on the back needle, *knit the next 2 sts tog from front and back needle, then pass the first st over the second st to bind off; rep from * until all sts are bound off.
Armhole shaping Shape armhole at side edge only as for back—12 (14, 16, 17) sts. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8, 8 1/2, 9 "/20.5, 21.5, 23)cm, end with a WS row.
Row 1 (RS) P2, *RC, LC, p2; rep from * to end.
Divide at armhole
Row 3 Work 5-st corded edge, p1, work moss st to 1 st before marker, sl 1 to cn and hold to back, remove marker, k1, p1 from cn, replace marker, work cable pat to end.
Next row (RS) Beginning with row 1 of cable pattern, k5 (7, 9), work cable pat over 18 sts, k5 (7, 9).
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to front, k2, k2 from cn.
Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.