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  • Lotte is half poncho, half sweater, fully perfect for keeping the chill away. She’s oversized and boxy but the long slender cuffs keep the overall silhouette from becoming sloppy.

    The huge cable running up the front is not twisted like a cable. It is achieved by knitting each half separately and moving the “cable” sts back and forth from side to side. Side seams and 3-needle BO for shoulders are worked to create an exposed seam on the RS.

    Skills Needed

    General knitting skills, short rows (explained in pattern), 3-needle BO.


    s (m, l, xl, xxl)

    Finished measurements

    • Width (measured flat): 31 (33, 35, 37, 39)"
    • Length: 24 (25, 25, 26, 26)"


    Suggested Yarns

    • 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Swan’s Island worsted weight (100% organic merino, 100 gr/250 yds; sample knitted in color russet, or
    • 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Shibui baby alpaca (100% alpaca, 50 gr/255 yds, or
    • 1200 (1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) yds heavy dk worsted weight yarn that gets gauge


    • US 7–8 straight or circ, or size needed to obtain gauge
    • US 7–8 dpns or circ (35" or longer) for sleeves (to accommodate all sts and use for magic loop)
    • US 9–10 for loose 3-needle BO

    Spare Needles

    • US 7–8 same size as working needles
    • Circ needles same size or smaller than working needles


    • 2 st markers, one hanging/opening


    16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st. (Note: row gauge is not really important.)


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