The Selway is a beautiful river that runs through the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, right where the Mountain Colors workshop is located. I loved visiting the Mountain Colors workshop and was able to purchase a skein of their beautiful yarn, Wooly Feathers in the Bluebird colorway. This was the perfect match for some Huckleberry Mountain Goat yarn I had in my stash. I wanted to create something casual with a dramatic flair, and these yarns were perfect! I hope you enjoy working and wearing this very simple poncho.
One size fits most, easily customizable
Width: 35 1/2 inches folded in half
Length: 26 inches including trim
Mountain Colors Mountain Goat [55% mohair, 45% wool; 230yd/210m per 100g skein]; color: Huckleberry; 4 skeins
Mountain Colors Wooly Feathers [fiber content; 85yd/78m per 100g skein]; color: Bluebird; 1 skein
At least 32 length-inch US #9/5.5mm circular needle
notions required [tapestry needle]
15 sts/23 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch
When knitting with Wooly Feathers, look for the small chain that holds the yarn together to make finding your loop to knit much easier!
Using the knitted cast on method, cast on 264 with wooly feathers.
Work back and forth in stockinette for 9 rows.
Drop Wooly Feathers, Join mountain goat and knit 1 row
Next row – *K1, p1* 2 times, purl to last 4 stitches, *p1, k1* 2 times
Next row – *k1, p1* 2 times, knit to last 4 stitches, *p1, k1* 2 times
Work the last 2 rows for 26″.
Fold poncho in half – fur at the bottom and k1p1 sides together. Starting at the seed stitch edges, seam the bind-off edge of the poncho until you have a 13″ opening for the neck.