Tenderwood by Karel Chan
A wise friend once said to me, “The world needs more cowlneck ponchos.” Well, world! Here you go! Tenderwood is a DK/light worsted weight cowlneck poncho featuring a timeless, textured colorwork yoke incorporating both knit and purl stitches, and split front and back for ease of arm movement. A perfect transitional piece between seasons, when there’s still a bite in the morning and an evening chill.
Guess what? There’s a kid-sized version, Kinderwood, and an accessory, Tenderwood Hat! The Kinderwood pattern includes the hat pattern as a bonus; buy both Tenderwood and Kinderwood and automatically get 30% off Kinderwood. Buy Tenderwood and the Tenderwood Hat pattern and automatically get 50% off Kinderwood.
These discounts also apply if you have purchased Tenderwood in the past! Just add to cart to see your discount appear.
This pattern is #sizeinclusive with finished yoke measurements from 59-84”/150-213cm.
1, 2, 3, 4
Finished yoke circumference:
59”/150cm, 66”/167.5cm, 77”/195.5cm, 84”/213cm
Finished neck circumference:
25”/63.5cm, 26”/66cm, 27”/68.5cm, 27”/68.5cm
Length from collar to bottom tip of hem:
23”/58.5cm, 24.5”/62cm, 26”/66cm, 27.5”/70cm
Recommended ease is 10-15”/25.5-38cm positive ease. Measure around the OUTSIDE of both arms at bust to determine your measurement, then add at least 10”/25.5cm to that number to determine your size.
See schematic in pattern photos.
US6/4mm circular needle, in various lengths (16”/40cm for neckline, at least 47”/120cm for yoke and body), or size needed to obtain gauge
You may need to change needle sizes after completing the colorwork if your gauge changes significantly when knitting stockinette and/or knitting flat. Swatching for gauge is recommended!
Spare circular needle/cable at least 42”/107cm or scrap yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle
20 sts x 28 rows = 4”x 4”/10 x 10cm in stranded colorwork in the round, washed and blocked
20 sts x 28 rows = 4” x 4”/10 x 10cm in stockinette stitch knitted flat, washed and blocked
*this pattern is only available as a hardcopy at this time*