Patent Poncho Knitted by Lillian Moe Buxton

I am so honoured to share the second Patent Poncho that Norwegian knitter Lillian Moe Buxton made for her daughter in a divine light pink colour. It is her beautiful daughter who is modelling in these photos. A few years back she made a dark grey one not only for her daughter but also modified it to fit her grand daughter. So she has actually made a total of 3 Patent Ponchos. I am impressed as well as honoured!The patten only comes in one size with 150 cm/59″ bust, but can be adjusted by making the Fisherman’s Rib panels narrower or wider according to preference. The poncho is knitted using a 3 mm/US 2.5 needle and a 24 stitches and 32 rows gauge in Stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ square. Above is a side view, taken by Lillian. I will also share a back view. Thank you so much for sharing these photos, Lillian! The Patent Poncho pattern was first published back in August in 2013 in Norwegian. Now, it is available in English as well in my Ravelry Store and on LoveCrafts.

Here is my introduction to the pattern: Inspired by all the Fisherman’s rib patterns in fashion, I have designed a poncho in an oversized sweater style with longs splits in the side. The poncho is knitted in parts to create a contrast between the unstructured cable and the linear rib, called patent in Norwegian. The large splits on the sides make the poncho less voluminous. The sleeves are knitted long, to keep you warm on cold days. The poncho is knitted in a beautiful Camel-Brown Ask by Hillesvåg Ulvarefabrikk, a pure wool with plenty of bounce.