Knitting patterns for cape style ponchos with open fronts. Many of the patterns are free.
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Quick Knit Capelet
Button front cape style poncho knit flat in garter rib with a collar. No picking up stitches. Quick knit in Super Bulky yarn. Designed by Heather Lodinsky.
Open front cape with cuffs at wrists knitted in garter stitch and stockinette in bulky yarn so it knits up very quickly. Designed by Bergère de France.
More Free Patterns
This poncho from Purl Soho features a woven slip stitch texture with overlapping front, turtleneck and arm holes.
This swingy poncho features armholes, fringe, and an open front that’s tied off at the neck with seed stitch bands. From the Berroco Design Team. Shoulder circumference – 43½(48-52½- 57)”
Patterns for Purchase
El Matador Cape
Can be worn loose like a poncho but also has buttons to create sleeves.