Ponchos are a fun way to knit outerwear without sleeves, although some of these clever patterns have mock sleeves. The modern looks below are contemporary fashion at its best and most comfortable!
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Three variations of the Trinity Poncho to knit: a simple garter stitch poncho which is a great project for beginner knitters; a Fancy Rib poncho for a little bit more challenge and a Lace Band poncho for warmer days! Sizes To Fit Bust: 32" to 42". Designed by Main Street Yarns. Worsted weight yarn.
Love this soft cozy poncho with cable section and loose turtleneck collar. Quick knit in chunky yarn.
Napa Rib Collar Poncho
Easy pullover poncho pattern features a split cowl collar and wide ribbed armholes for sleeves. 3 sizes. Works great with multi-colored yarn. Designed by Heather Lodinksy for Red Heart.
Mixed Media Poncho
This poncho is a work of art with colorful stitch patterns and stripes.
The asymmetrical cowl collar and multiple cable patterns add visual interest to Aran-inspired poncho designed by Lion Brand. S-L (1X-3X)
Lace Cotton Ponchette
Designed by windloop, this flexible pattern can be adjusted for a shorter or longer length, more or less lace.
Designed by Pierrot Yarns, this poncho with a flap in front and lovely cable and lace detail, combines beauty and comfort for you and your baby.
Designed by Norah Gaughan for Berroco, this combination poncho and sweater is knit from the top down with eyelet detail on the shoulders and openings for your arms to create mock sleeves.
Old shale lace and cables come together in this poncho curved at the right shoulder for a fashionable asymmetric silhouette. Designed by Schachenmayr.
Designed by Lisa Richardson, this romantic poncho gets its texture from drop stitches and its flair from a cozy collar and open front. Great for multi-color yarn as used here.
Easy knit poncho with collar and fastenings. Small/Large (1X/2X)
This pullover poncho features a geometric colorwork motif in variegated yarn inspired by a Navajo design. Designed by Xandy Peters
Double Cable Poncho
This poncho is made from two rectangles of moss stitch and cables. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Works great with multi-colored yarn.
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)”
The hood and eyelet lace make this poncho design by Linda Wolthuis unique. Knit in one piece from the bottom front to bottom back, you knit the front tab and neck opening as you go. The hood is created by picking up stitches at the neck opening.
Melody Johnson designed this poncho created from mitered diamond panels are featured in this poncho. The pattern offers suggestions for alternate sleeve patterns. Pictured project by Fibermania
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This lace poncho with butterfly motif by DROPS Design is sized for S/M – L/XL – XXL/ XXXL
I Want That Wrap
This poncho designed by Carolyn Kinghorn with buttons on the shoulders is not only easy to get on and off but converts to a wrap when unbuttoned.
This asymmetric lace poncho by Mary-Anne Mace was inspired by shawls she loved but would never stay in place. Instructions included for adding beads.
Frozen Ivy Poncho
Leaf lace motif and cables adorn this cozy poncho from DROPS Design. Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
Diamond Cashmere Poncho
The diamond pattern and fringe of the Vintage Cashmere Poncho designed by Pierrot Yarns for DK yarn is topped off by a collar. Get the free knitting pattern
Patterns for Purchase
Pend Oreille Poncho
This pullover poncho features armholes and diamond textured panels in front and back. Lower Edge—78(81-83¾-88½)" around Designed by Amy Palmer for Berroco. Worsted weight yarn.
Adare Cabled Poncho
This poncho features 2 cable patterns and 3 neckline options: turtleneck,cowl neck, or slight boatneck. There are also sizing tips if you want to change either the length or width. Designed by Linda Lehman. Sport weight yarn.
Stunning use of cables in this cuffed poncho from Bergere de France. Size: S/M L/XL/XXL.
Simply Stripes and Cable Poncho
Asymmetric poncho in worsted yarn with braided cable border. Woman’s small/medium (large/X-large, 2X-large) Designed by Sandi Prosser. One of the patterns in Creative Knitting Magazine
On the Fringes Capelet Poncho
Easy short poncho features a cowl neck and fringe
Easy knitting pattern for comfy sleeved poncho. S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
Cara Cropped Poncho
This stunning lace poncho is cropped in front and long in back. Knit with reverse Stockinette stitch and lace patterns to create a piece great for a special occasion. Finished Size: X-Small/Small (Medium/Large, XL/2X);
Easy Mesh Poncho
This design by Norah Gaughan is knit in the round in one piece from the top down, and features a bold center cable. Sizes: to fit bust 30(34,38,42,46,50)”