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Aug 19, 2011 01:25:16   #
boncamp
 
I'm searching for a pattern for a knitted poncho for an 8-year old girl. All the patterns I find are knit in two pieces and sewn together. Does anyone know whether it's possible to knit a poncho in the round and still get he desired shape?
I need a fairly simple pattern and want to use a fake fur type yarn at neck and hemline. Any suggestions?
 
Aug 19, 2011 01:33:05   #
crochetmouse
 
boncamp wrote:
I'm searching for a pattern for a knitted poncho for an 8-year old girl. All the patterns I find are knit in two pieces and sewn together. Does anyone know whether it's possible to knit a poncho in the round and still get he desired shape?
I need a fairly simple pattern and want to use a fake fur type yarn at neck and hemline. Any suggestions?


here are a bunch for you to look at I hope you find what you are looking for

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#sort=best&craft=knitting&query=poncho%20knitted%20in%20the%20round
Aug 19, 2011 01:35:29   #
Dreamweaver
 
OH my goodness - Yes - this is very doable. Have you done any pattern searches? Lion Brand site has many free patterns, Patternworks, Allfreeknitting. If keyword poncho doesn't give you what you are looking for, try cape, caplet. As to fur trim, just do first 3-4 rows and last 3-4 rows with just fur or held with your other yarn.
Aug 19, 2011 01:36:10   #
rolyn63
 
Lion Brand may have some also.

http://freeknittingpatterns.lionbrand.com/
Aug 19, 2011 01:43:50   #
e.ridenh
 
I've going to hop in here not knowing the answer, will take a guess, think it out, though then wait for the replies.

The poncho patterns I've seen have pointed bottoms......both sides.......perhaps even an arm system. What do you want? Pointed bottoms or just a linear bottom?

Work this top down or bottom up? Will it have any arm things going on or just a slip over the head? Some tings to consider.

With an interchangeable or otherwise set,...no.....I don't think you can get the points in there. Have a flat bottom....

I'm thinking that you could knit in the round, though for the slip on body and ''''''''''leave the points off'''''''' but come back later and pick up the stitches with straight needles where you'd want the bottom points.....or use a circular but just do flat work.......then attach the points to the larger parts......even crochet the points on........

Make sense? Now to find a pattern or adjust an existing one - I have neither.

We'll see what others say, eh? LOL!

Donna Rae
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boncamp wrote:
I'm searching for a pattern for a knitted poncho for an 8-year old girl. All the patterns I find are knit in two pieces and sewn together. Does anyone know whether it's possible to knit a poncho in the round and still get he desired shape?
I need a fairly simple pattern and want to use a fake fur type yarn at neck and hemline. Any suggestions?
Aug 19, 2011 01:50:09   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
I had no pattern for my favourite poncho. This makes a flat shape that allows the wearing of a backpack without binding the arms. I made mine about 25 years ago and still use it.

I cast on an even number of stitches, enough to fit over my head, and joined in the round.
I placed four markers equidistant, the one at the join being a different colour (so I'd know when to switch from knit to purl).
I knit garter stitch, which in-the-round means one row knit and one row purl.
On the knit rows, I increased (yo) just before the marker and again after the first stitch after the marker.
I kept doing that until I ran out of that yarn.

If you want to embellish the edges, why not? Just make sure the fuzzy stuff doesn't irritate the wearer's face. (I can't stand fuzzy in my face, not even my own hair!)

If you don't want holes at the increases, twist them closed.

It's your creation. Own it! :)

When I made a poncho while in Syria, they didn't understand the word. I had my husband describe it as a blanket with a hole in the middle. Some of my in-laws now sport phochos I made.:)
 
Aug 19, 2011 11:49:28   #
boncamp
 
Many thanks to everyone who responded. I have done all the known site searches, found some that came close to what I want but nothing really "it."
Donna Rae,I prefer to work top down, no arm slits or joins, not necessarily a pointed bottom, I think maybe a bit rounded.
Jessica Jean, I like your idea and may give it a try, although I'm not great at designing. If I wanted a bit of a rounded dip front and center back, would I just decrease (k2tog) every other row until the shape is right? Would you decrease each side just before/after the markers?
Did yours have a rounded neckline?
Thanks again for your help.
Aug 19, 2011 17:46:27   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
boncamp wrote:
Jessica Jean, I like your idea and may give it a try, although I'm not great at designing. If I wanted a bit of a rounded dip front and center back, would I just decrease (k2tog) every other row until the shape is right? Would you decrease each side just before/after the markers?
Did yours have a rounded neckline?
Thanks again for your help.
I suppose that technically the neckline is square. However, since it is knitting and not wood, it rounds to the body's shape. Mine is on the small side; it just fits over my head - without obstructions like eyeglasses, ponytail or big hair-clip.

Were I making it today, I'd start with more stitches, add an eyelet row near the beginning, and thread a cord through the eyelets to snug the neckline up in cooler weather.

I've never tried shaping it. Try on something Barbie sized and see what works for you.

Hope this helps.
My Poncho Schematic
My Poncho Schematic...
Aug 19, 2011 18:20:34   #
boncamp
 
Jessica Jean, how exactly would you add an eyelet row? I like the idea but don't really know how to do it. Wish I were as smart as you in designing.
I assume from your schematic that yours falls in points? Do you know how you would do it if you wanted rounded ends? I realize I'm asking a lot of your time and effort and will fully understand if you just say no. I really do appreciate your knowledge and helpfulness.
Aug 19, 2011 18:41:05   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
boncamp wrote:
Jessica Jean, how exactly would you add an eyelet row? I like the idea but don't really know how to do it. Wish I were as smart as you in designing.
I assume from your schematic that yours falls in points? Do you know how you would do it if you wanted rounded ends? I realize I'm asking a lot of your time and effort and will fully understand if you just say no. I really do appreciate your knowledge and helpfulness.


Eyelet row: *yo, k2tog. Repeat around.

Mine can be worn with the corners hanging down over the wrists and front and back, or squarely - so that the straight edges hang front and back.

If you look on Ravelry, I'm sure there are round poncho patterns available.

I made two of this one last year: http://www.creativeknittingmagazine.com/newsletters/creativeknitting/pages/CKNL1809_patt.html
I had to add a crocheted border to the neckline, because it was just too huge. I also added eyelets and a cord.
Aug 19, 2011 19:00:20   #
funthreads623
 
yes, you can-- take your pattern that you like, cast on the number of stitches for both pieces, and where it would be a seam, just keep on knitting...just remember you will always be knitting either on the wrong or right side, not both...I woud put markers to keep me oriented, and you might also want to do a couple of rows before actually joining if you are skeptical about twisting it while joining.
Have you knit in the round before? It does get addictive..

boncamp wrote:
I'm searching for a pattern for a knitted poncho for an 8-year old girl. All the patterns I find are knit in two pieces and sewn together. Does anyone know whether it's possible to knit a poncho in the round and still get he desired shape?
I need a fairly simple pattern and want to use a fake fur type yarn at neck and hemline. Any suggestions?
 
Aug 20, 2011 06:29:37   #
Cookie_Sue
 
Why can't you just do the row 1 of the front and continue with the row 1 of the back and join the pattern? That is what I do with a poncho pattern I had. Most patterns have an extra stitch on the sided to use as sewing stitches but I just include them and don't bother making a change to the pattern. Hope this helps.
boncamp wrote:
Many thanks to everyone who responded. I have done all the known site searches, found some that came close to what I want but nothing really "it."
Donna Rae,I prefer to work top down, no arm slits or joins, not necessarily a pointed bottom, I think maybe a bit rounded.
Jessica Jean, I like your idea and may give it a try, although I'm not great at designing. If I wanted a bit of a rounded dip front and center back, would I just decrease (k2tog) every other row until the shape is right? Would you decrease each side just before/after the markers?
Did yours have a rounded neckline?
Thanks again for your help.
Many thanks to everyone who responded. I have done... (show quote)
Aug 20, 2011 06:32:10   #
3mom
 
Yes, knitting in the round with circulars DOES get addictive!!! (and to think, when I started, I wouldn't even try them out. Now I won't use anything else, round or straight knitting)
Aug 20, 2011 07:39:53   #
wilbo
 
This is my favorite. Where the white trim is around neck and bottom, I used fun fur. I left off the holiday decoration because it was a back to school gift. I have made three of them. One for a 4 yr old and two of them for 8 yr old.
http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/popup.php?i=/dadabik/uploads/MMHolidayCapeletteLg.jpg
Aug 20, 2011 07:42:14   #
wilbo
 
I see just the picture popped up. It is called "child's holiday caplette" and it is on pg 9 of the free patterns on Classic Elite Yarns.com (scroll down five patterns)
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