Red Heart is running the Make a Shawl campaign this year to offer you options for making shawls and ponchos in both knit and crochet. Each month there will be a new pattern and video tutorial from me. This month we will be working on the Beginner Lace Panel Knit Poncho. Today’s video tutorial will show you how to make the knit version, there is also be a crochet version.
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Beginner Lace Panel Knit Poncho:
The Lace Panel Knit Poncho is a great beginner project. With the majority of the body being worked in garter stitch with a center lace panel. Lace can be intimidating to beginners but I am here to hold your hand through this project to show you how to work each stitch.
Looking through the pattern supplies you may notice that the pattern calls for a circular needle. No you won’t be working this in the round but a circular needle is suggested because of the large number of stitches. To hold all of those stitches on a straight needle you would need long needles which would not be easy to work with. Although we are using circular needles you will be working back and forth on this pattern.
Reminder about the yarn, this yarn does have a bit of a halo and can catch onto itself. Since this yarn is wound as a ball it is best to take the yarn from the outside and not attempt to make it a center pull. If you try to pull the yarn from the center you run the risk of it getting caught and ripping.
What you will Learn:
Watch the video below to learn how to work your way through the Lace Panel Knit Poncho.
Here is a list of things that you will learn in the video:
- Long Tail Cast On
- Garter Stitch
- Lace Stitch Pattern
- Bind Off
- Joining Panels
Beginner Lace Panel Knit Poncho Materials:
Download your FREE Beginner Lace Panel Knit Poncho pattern from Red Heart before getting started.
- RED HEART® Unforgettable®: 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls 1975 Gossamer
- Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needle: 5.5mm [US 9], 32″ [81cm] long
- Stitch markers
- Yarn needle
Knit Lace Panel Poncho Video:
Crochet Lace Panel Poncho:
If you are interested in the Crochet version of this pattern you can check it out on the Red Heart website. Download your Crochet Lace Panel Poncho pattern for FREE.
Make a Shawl with Marly Bird:
Be sure to check out the other patterns that are included in this series.