9 skeins Dale of Norway Sisik ( or approx. 1330 yards of another worsted weight yarn) Hold 2 strands of yarn together throughout.
Size 11 US needles
Gauge: 12 sts. = 4 ” in stockinette stitch
Flat dimensions, approx. 22″ x 56″
This poncho is worked as one long piece, then sewn together as illustrated below.
C8B = Slip 4 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to back of work. K4, then K the 4 sts. off cable needle.
C8F = Slip 4 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K4, then K the 4 sts. off cable needle.
With yarn doubled, cast on 70 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): K25 P2, K16, P2, K25
2 (WS): P25, K2, P16, K2, P25
3: K25, P2, C8B, C8F, P2, K25
4: P25, K2, P16, K2, P25
5-8: Repeat rows 1 & 2 twice.
Repeat these 8 rows 24 more times, for a total of 25 cable patterns, ending with row 6 in 25th repeat.
Sew short end of poncho to the end of one long side, creating a point, as shown below.
With yarn held doubled and with a size K crochet hook, do single crochet around neckline and hem for a finished look and to help prevent curling.