Free poncho knitting patterns for capes, tabard vests, collared ponchos, swonchos, and more with cable details. Most patterns are free. Updated 8/13/23
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Stunning pullover open sided tabard style poncho with all over cable design and ribbed collar. Sizes S-M (L-XL) XXL-XXXL. Designed by Go handmade for Hobbii. Sport weight yarn. Kit also available
Cabled poncho knit flat in a diamond texture. Designed by Artesano. Aran weight yarn.
Two Tone Poncho
Two color poncho with ribbed collar worked with one side an 8 row repeat zigzag cable and the other side in 2 row repeat Garter Rib. Sizes Small - 3XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim. Kit also available. May only be free for a limited time.
A delicate cable border creates an elegant poncho that knits flat. DK weight yarn. Designed by Christa Hartmann
A gorgeous cable panel is framed by moss stitch for this cropped poncho knit flat in two pieces. Turtleneck collar is then knit on. Designed by Yarnspirations. Worsted weight yarn.
1 Piece Poncho
Elegant poncho knit flat in one piece and trimmed with cables on a reverse stockinette background. Want a shawl instead? Just don't seam when you're done. 44 Poncho in Lana Grossa Cool Wool. Worsted weight yarn.
Cabled Yoke Poncho
Pullover poncho with oversized statement cable circling the yoke. Size: Small Medium Large Extra Large. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim. May only be free for a limited time.
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Cowl neck poncho knit flat with a cable and bobble design that looks like vines and flowers to me. When assembled it creates sleevehole, for a swoncho type look. Designed by Circulo Studio. DK weight yarn.
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Wyatt Jade Poncho
Cabled poncho featuring for a double diamond cable framed by ribbing shaped by short rows for a flattering drape. Designed by Robin Raver for Cascade Yarns. Aran weight yarn.
Poncho or shawl knit flat with a cable and mistake rib texture. Want a shawl instead? Just don't seam when you're done. Designed by Bobbie Fitzgerald for Lion Brand Yarn. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn.
Shoulder cozy style poncho that can also be worn as a cowl. Knit mostly flat with a 4 row repeat cable and texture stitch. Sizes 41, 45, 48, 51, 55 inches. Designed by Bonnie Dean. DK weight yarn.
Alpes Collared Cape
Pullover poncho with cable and moss stitch pattern, chunky rib collar and a high low hem. Size: 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46 inches. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Martin Storey
Tabard style poncho with a simple cable mix pattern worked flat with simple embroidery stitches. Sizes S (M) L (XL). Designed by Erica Gabriella Studio for Hobbii. Bulky weight yarn.
Chatsworth Cable Poncho
Pullover poncho with an 8 row cable on one half and ribbing on the other half, finished with ribbed turtleneck. Designed by Vladimir Teriokhin for Lion Brand. Aran weight yarn.
Poncho featuring cowl collar, cables, and loop fringe knit into the project. Worked in two pieces from the bottom up and then seamed at the shoulders. 3 Sizes. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team.
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- Get the recommended Premier Yarns Everyday Soft Worsted Yarn yarn at Joann
Poncho with with diamond cable and lace panel. Knit in the round from the top down so length can be extended. Sizes S (M) L (XL) Designed by Rachel Søgaard for Filcolana. Super Bulky weight yarn.
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Sampler style with 5 unique stitch pattern blocks in cables and textures. Knit flat in one piece with collar and border knit on. Bulky weight. Designed by Shaina Bilow
Cropped poncho with allover cable pattern and cowl collar. Aran weight. Designed by MillaMia
Poncho with collar and armholes knit with diamond and honeycomb cables. Sizes X-Small/Medium and Size To Fit Bust: 81cm to 107cm / 32 inches to 42 inches. Aran weight. Cape in Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed 7372
Poncho knit flat with a repeating cable and turtlneck collar. Sizes X-Small/Medium and Size Large/XX-Large. DK weight. Designed by Mary Maxim
Sloping Cables Poncho
Poncho with zigzag cable and lace design. Sizes Small/Medium, Large/2XLarge and 3XLarge/5XLarge. Sport weight. Designed by Mary Maxim
Buttoned Cable Poncho
Only available as kit now. Tabard style poncho buttoned at the sides with cable panels. Size: XS-Med Lrg-2XL. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim
Cables and Lace Poncho
Poncho with columns of leaf lace and bobbles alternating with cables. 2 Sizes. Worsted weight. Designed by Mary Maxim
Cable poncho with all over pattern and ribbed fold over collar. Size: Small/Medium Large/XLarge. Worsted weight. Designed by Mary Maxim
Cropped poncho shoulder cozy that can also be worn as a cowl with graduated cables. 4 sizes and options for DK or Fingering weight. Designed by Annie Baker