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! Updated 9/5/23
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Three-color poncho using a Linen stitch pattern to join each new color. It has a relaxed fit and a curved hi-lo hem. Chamerion is the scientific name for Fireweed, a wildflower. DK weight yarn. Designed by Christina Danaee.
Mock Aran Poncho
Gansey inspired poncho with diamond texture panel framed with diamond cables, then mock cables, on a rice stitch background. Knit in the round. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sherril Steele-Carlin.
Lakelyn Horizon Poncho
Rectangular poncho knit flat with a striped hourglass panel knit with intarsia. Ribbed cowl neck collar is knit on. I love this look and it doesn't look too difficult. Sizes S/M (L/XL, 2X/3X). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Carole Callert for I Like Knitting.
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Ribbed Yoke F984 Capelet
Poncho knit with a 2x2 and 1x1 ribbed yoke. Knit seamlessly from the bottom up. Sizes S, (M, L, XL, XXL). Worsted weight yarn. F984 Capelet designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.
Cabled Rectangles Poncho
This poncho is knit in 2 rectangles with a 12 row cable pattern and then seamed with collar knit on and embellished with fringe. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lisa Carnahan.
Love Joy Poncho
Pullover poncho knit in an easy 8 row repeat variation of moss stitch with a ribbed neckline. Knit flat in one piece and seamed, then collar knitted on. Knit with 2 strands of yarn together to form bulky weight. Designed by Evi Volf.
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.
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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
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Hayfield Cable Poncho
It looks like this poncho is knit in two identical rectangular pieces and seemed. Chunky yarn weight. Designed by Hayfield.
Wraps and Ponchos To Knit
5 stylish designs to match many moods. Yarn weights vary from bulky to fine. All for Easy skill level, the designs by Lisa Gentry include Rectangular Lace Poncho (in medium weight yarn for sizes Small/Medium and Large/Extra-Large), Striped Poncho (in four colors of bulky weight yarn), Side Slits Poncho (with a lacy yoke and all-over pattern stitch in bulky yarn for sizes Small, Medium, and Large), Asymmetrical Wrap (in light weight yarn with a variety of pattern-stitch stripes in four colors), and Textured Wrap (a rectangle worked holding two strands of fine weight yarn).
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
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)”