Fringe that appears from nowhere & a stunning yet simple colorwork pattern? This must be magic!
Worked from point to point, the Magic Fringe Poncho features a simple Mosaic (slipped-stitch) colorwork pattern, garter-stitch stripes & Magic Fringe. This means that you’ll never be knitting with more than 1 color at a time and that you don’t need to worry about tension as you carry the yarn up the side of the fabric. (You won't have any ends to weave in either!)
The goal with this project is to have a very complicated looking finished garment that was actually very simple and enjoyable to knit. I’ll be posting tips and tricks along with tutorial videos & photos over the next few weeks to keep this project as pain-free as possible. Even if you’ve never knit a mosaic stitch in your life, you’ll be able to make this poncho and look great doing it!
What is Magic Fringe?
It’s fringe you make as you knit so that finishing your project is a snap! By planning ahead when you start your project, you can add this great technique to any project that you want to add some fancy fringe to without hours of tying small bits of yarn to the finished project.
You will need 4 colors total (1 skein of each). I recommend choosing solid or tonal shades so that the colorwork will pop. Each color will only touch 2 of the other colors so it’s ok if some of them aren’t as high contrast, just make sure that if you hold 1 in between 2 of the other ones, it will stand out from them.
Notice in the picture how the blue and green are kind of similar tones? That’s fine because I’m never going to put them next to each other in the project. Blue will always have either cream or grey next to it and green will also always have cream or grey next to it.
One Size - 50” x 50” (127 cm x 127 cm) Multiple styling options to flatter lots of sizes & shapes.
Yarn Approx 400 yds / 366 m each of 4 colors in Fingering Weight
Sample Used: Tosh Merino Light + Copper Glitter in Field Notes (white), Lost in Trees (green), Bittersweet (dark), & Danger Will Robinson (blue) colorways
90% Merino wool / 8% Acrylic / 2% Stellina
420 yds (384 m) / 100 g
Needles US 3 (3.25mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
Gauge 20 sts x 34 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Garter Stitch, blocked
The Magic Fringe Poncho Pattern is available for