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Transition Into Spring With a Perfect Poncho

Spring is not far off, and now is a great time to start a poncho project so it will be ready when the daffodils are. Knit and Crochet Now! episode eight of season 10 has directions and tips for two Perfect Ponchos!

Textured Cable Poncho
In the crochet segment of this episode, expert Lee Sartori guides us through the creation of the beautiful Textured Cable Poncho. Lee explains how to work this poncho all in one piece. She shows us how to use front post and back post double crochet stitches to make cables and ribbing. She also demonstrates reverse single crochet, a beautiful finishing stitch. Don't miss Lee's advice for working with a double strand of yarn.

Textured Cable Poncho

Leaf Lace Poncho
In the knitting segment of this episode, expert Melissa Leapman shares all the information we need to complete the lovely Leaf Lace Poncho. She shows us how to work two rectangles in a lovely lacy stitch pattern and then stitch them together. Melissa explains chart reading, yarn overs and three types of decreases along the way. A great tip she shares is to use a stitch marker as a reminder to start and stop the border stitches.

Leaf Lace Poncho

Pick Your Favorite Ponchos

Because ponchos are so popular, Annie's has lots of poncho patterns for you to choose from. Here are just a few.

Rowany Gansey Poncho
Crocheted Gansey stitches are super popular right now, and the Rowany Gansey Poncho gives you an opportunity to incorporate those stitches into a gorgeous topper. This is another lovely pattern by Tammy Hildebrand for Annie's Signature Designs.

Rowany Gansey Poncho

Forevermore Poncho
From Che Lam for Annie's Signature Designs, the Forevermore Poncho features gradually expanding knitted lace motifs. A generous collar, so popular right now, finishes the look.

Forevermore Poncho

My Denim Poncho
My Denim Poncho is a fabulous color-block piece. Wear it with the points at center or over the shoulders. This pattern is also a fun way to learn mitered crochet.

My Denim Poncho

Corallina Poncho Pattern
The knitted Corallina Poncho, also from Annie's Signature Designs, is a wonderful example of smart details added to a simple shape to make a stylish garment. A split turtleneck collar and ribbed edging give the simple stockinette body an elegant finish.

Corallina Poncho

What Is Connie Wearing?
Did you notice that poncho that Connie is wearing? It's the knitted Chamomile Poncho. The self-striping yarn is set off by a slip-stitch texture. Up against a deadline, Lena and I whipped that model up in tandem. Lena stitched the front, and I stitched the back. It was a super fun project, and teamwork is a great way to hit those deadlines!

Chamomile Poncho

Playful Ponchos
If you love seeing techniques in action, be sure to catch Knit and Crochet Now! episode three of season six, Playful Ponchos, for two more beautiful ponchos to make.

Playful Ponchos

Don't Miss the Technique Corner
What else is in episode eight of season 10? The Technique Corner! Click on the Tutorials tab at the top of this page to learn about buttonholes in knitting!

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