Your choice, go Hi or go Lo, but go poncho. It is a fast knit and great for these transitional season days.
Sizes: Small,[ Medium, Large. ] A loose fit should fit most.
Yarn: Colinette Point Five, 6 [6, 7]skeins. *** OR *** Lion Brand Hometown USA, 6 [6, 7] skeins
Gauge: 7 sts = 4”
Needles: 10mm (US 15) circular needles (24 “ max)
Body of Poncho (work 2 pieces the same)
Cast on 28[31, 34] sts. Knit four rows (garter stitch)
Next row (right side), Knit all stitches.
Wrong side row: Knit 3, purl to last 3 sts, knit 3.
Repeat last two rows until 29”[ 31”, 33”] worked, then garter stitch next four rows. Cast off all stitches.
Checking out photos, sew short end of one rectangle to long side of other. Fold like photos and sew other short side to last long side, creating a poncho with v-neck front and back.
Mark with safety pins 2 inches each side of each “V”. This is the space to be left for “keyhole”.
At one pin, start picking up neck stitches, 28 along one side until next pin, then turn and cast on 2 sts over the keyhole gap, continue to pick up 28 more sts until next pin, and cast on 2 over second gap. Closing the circle start to knit around the neckline, in K1, P1, ribbing. Work for two rows, then on third row, cast OFF the last two stitches of the round (over the keyhole that will be the front.)
Now work the rest of the collar, back and forth (NOT in the round) continuing the ribbing for about3 more inches. Cast off loosely.
Fold the poncho, and mark center of “shoulder line”. Measure 8 inches down both sides and place two safety pins. Working between the 16”, pick up 30 stitches, and work in K1, P1 ribbing for 4 inches. Cast off loosely. Sew bottom edges of mini-sleeve.