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Winter is coming. This carseat poncho allows your little one to stay covered and warm while following safety regulations while traveling. I knitted this poncho for the new born of my friend. That why it could double as a carseat basket cover. If you only want to knit for toddle who is using convertible car seat or booster, you could shorten the length to about 17″-19″ and you only need 4 balls of yarn.

This poncho could double as a carseat basket cover. The neck opening allow you to hold the handle of the basket.

Or, once your kid getting older. Then the poncho could allow him/her stay safe with buckle up. And easily take off while travelling.

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Material
DK/Light Worsted weighted yarn (I’m using Bernat Softee Baby yarn – Little Mouse, approx. 1630 yards )
4.5mm knitting needle (US 7) or size needed to obtain gauge
Darning needle
Stitch holder
Stitch Markers

Finish Size:

Width: 21.5 inches/55 cm

Length to shoulder: 23.5 inches/60 cm

Gauge: (in 4″ x 4″/10cm x 10cm)

36.5 sts x 28 rows in cable pattern

Abbreviations:

C8B = 8 stitches cable back(Slip next 4 sts onto stitch holder and hold at front of work, knit next 4 sts from knitting needle, then knit 4 sts from stitch holder)
dec = decrease
inc = increase
K = knit
K2tog = knit 2 together
K3tog = knit 3 together
M1L = make 1 stitch left
M1R = make 1 stitch right
P = purl
P2tog = purl 2 together
patt = pattern
RS = right side
skp = slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over
sk2p = slip, knit 2, pass slipped stitch over
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

Pattern Notes:

  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • This poncho is worked in 2 pieces bottom up. The hood and all borders are then picked up and completed.

PATTERN

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Back

With 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needle, cast on 126 sts.

2 x 2 Rib

Row 1: *K 2, P 2, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.
Row 2: *P 2, K 2, rep from * to last 2 sts, P 2.
Rep row 1 & row 2: 8 more times.

Cable pattern

Row 1: K 2, P 2, *K 8, P 2, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.
Row 2: P 2, K 2, *P 8, K 2, rep from * to last 2 sts, P 2.
Row 3: rep row 1.
Row 4: rep row 2.
Row 5: K 2, P 2, *C8B, P 2, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2.
Row 6: rep row 2.
Row 7-18: rep row 1 & row 2.
Row 19-152: rep row 5 – row 18.

Divide these sts into 3 parts: 57 sts {left shoulder}, 52 sts {picked up later for hood}, 57 sts{right shoulder}. Slip onto stitch holders/scrap pieces of yarn.

Measures approx. 23.5” from cast on edge.

Front

Work as given for back until row 134 is completed. Measures approx. 22” from cast on edge.

Shape neck

Next row, patt 73, turn and work on these sts. (73 sts)
Next row, dec 4 sts at neck edge, patt to end. (69 sts)
Next row and all RS row, patt to the end.
Next WS row: dec 3 sts at neck edge, patt to end.(66 sts)
Next WS row: dec 2 sts at neck edge, patt to end. (64 sts)
Next WS row: dec 2 sts at neck edge, patt to end. (62 sts)
Next WS row: dec 2 sts at neck edge, patt to end. (60 sts)
Next WS row: dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end. (59 sts)
Next WS row: dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end. (58 sts)
Next WS row: dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end. (57 sts)
Next WS row, patt to end, slip the 57 sts onto stitch holder/scrap pieces of yarn.{Left shoulder}

Bind off center 20 sts (or slip them onto stitch holder/scrap pieces of yarn),
Next RS row: rejoin yarn to remaining sts, patt to end.
Next row and all WS row, patt to end. (73sts)
Next RS row: dec 4 sts at neck edge, patt to end. (69 sts)
Next RS row: dec 3 sts at neck edge, patt to end. (66 sts)
Next RS row: dec 2 sts at neck edge, patt to end. (64 sts)
Next RS row: dec 2 sts at neck edge, patt to end. (62 sts)
Next RS row: dec 3 st at neck edge, patt to end. (60 sts)
Next RS row: dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end. (59 sts)
Next RS row: dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end. (58 sts)
Next RS row: dec 1 st at neck edge, patt to end. (57 sts)
And slip the 57 sts onto stitch holder/scrap pieces of yarn.{Right shoulder}

Hood

Join shoulder seams
With RS facing, pick 26 sts from right front neck, patt 52 sts from back, 26 sts from left front neck (104 sts)
Next row (WS): K 1, P 1, K 1, P 8, *K 2, P 8, repeat from* to last 3 sts, K 1, P 1, K 1, this row set up the pattern.
Next row (RS): patt to end.
Next row (WS): patt to end.
Next row (RS): K 2, P 1, C8B, *P 2, C8B, rep from * to last 3 sts, P 1, K 2
Next row (WS): patt to end.
Next row (RS): patt to end.
Next row, inc row(WS): P 2, K 1, P 8, [K 2, P 8] 3 times, K 2, M1L, P 8, K 2, P 8, M1R, K 2, P 8, [K 2, P 8] 3 times, K 1, P 2. (106 sts)
**Next row (RS): patt to end.
Next row (WS): patt to end.
Repeat last 2 row 2 times.
Next row (RS): patt to end.
Next row, inc row (WS): P 2, K 1, P 8, [K 2, P 8] 3 times, K 3, M1L, P 8, K 2, P 8, M1R, K 3, P 8, [K 2, P 8] 3 times, K 1, P 2. (108 sts)
Repeat from ** until hood measures approx 8” in length (120 sts), ending with a RS row.
Next row, dec row(WS): P 2, K 1, P 8, [K 2, P 8] 3 times, K 8, SKP, P 8, K 2, P 8, K2tog, K 8, P 8, [K 2, P 8] 3 times, K 1, P 2. (118 sts)
Next row (RS): patt to end.
Next row, dec row(WS): P 2, K 1, P 8, [K 2, P 8] 3 times, K 7, SKP, P 8, K 2, P 8, K2tog, K 7, P 8, [K 2, P 8] 3 times, K 1, P 2. (116 sts)
Next row (RS): patt to end.
Next row, dec row(WS): P 2, K 1, P 8, [K 2, P 8] 3 times, K 6, SKP, P 8, K 2, P 8, K2tog, K 6, P 8, [K 2, P 8] 3 times, K 1, P 2. (116 sts)

Shape the hood top

(divide the 114 sts into 3 part, left 48 sts, middle 18 sts, right 48 sts)
Next row (RS): patt 65, SKP (the last st of middle and the first st of left), turn (left 47 sts, middle 18 sts, right 48 sts)
Next row (WS): slip the first st, patt 16, P2tog (the last st of middle and the first st of right), turn (left 47 sts, middle 18 sts, right 47 sts)
Next row (RS): slip the first st, patt 16, SKP (the last st of middle and the first st of left), turn (left 46 sts, middle 18 sts, right 47 sts)
Next row (WS): slip the first st, patt 16, P2tog (the last st of middle and the first st of right), turn(left 46 sts, middle 18 sts, right 46 sts)
Next row (RS): slip the first st, patt 16, SKP (the last st of middle and the first st of left), turn (left 45 sts, middle 18 sts, right 46 sts)
Next row (WS): slip the first st, patt 16, P2tog (the last st of middle and the first st of right), turn(left 45 sts, middle 18 sts, right 45 sts)
Next row (RS): slip the first st, patt 16, SK2P (the last st of middle and the first 2 sts of left), turn (left 43 sts, middle 18 sts, right 45 sts)
Next row (WS): slip the first st, patt 16, P3tog (the last st of middle and the first st of right ), turn(left 43 sts, middle 18 sts, right 43 sts)
Repeat last 8 rows, until there are 18 sts left on needle.

Side Edging

With RS facing, pick 306 sts on each side of the border, work 2×2 rib stitch for 10 rows. Bind off.

Edging of Hood

With RS facing, pick 61 sts from right side of hood, 18 sts from top of hood, 61 sts from left side of hood, 20 sts from front neck (160 sts), work 2*2 rib stitch in round for 10 rows. Bind off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.
Gently blocking to approx. finished measurements.

Enjoy!

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