Infinite Prairies by Janine Myska

Infinite Prairies

Crochet
February 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in Double Crochet
5.5 mm (I)
1450 - 1950 yards (1326 - 1783 m)
4 Hybrid Sizes: XS (S/M/L, XL/2X/3X, 4X/5X)
US
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The Infinite Prairies Poncho is from my book Modern Crochet Sweaters: 20 Chic Designs for Everyday Wear. This book includes 20 #SizeInclusive sweater patterns using a variety of techniques and construction methods to ensure there is something of value for every skill level. Each pattern is written for sizes XS to 5XL and each size has been thoroughly tested! We had over 500+ crochet pattern testers for this book to make sure that each size fits its intended wearer in a way that makes them feel beautiful. You can buy this book with confidence, knowing that each pattern was written for you and your unique body measurements.

ABOUT
Born in the Canadian Prairies, I felt compelled to dedicate one pattern in the book to the place I call home. Elements within this design were chosen to reflect the nature of the Prairies: the equally spaced vertical lines of puff stitches echo the distinct lines that separate farmers’ fields as seen from above. The seamless, circular nature of each round creates a fabric with no beginning and no end, emulating the seemingly infinite nature of the prairies. The horizontal rows of double crochet stitches reflect the subtle lines that run through the sweeping, golden fields that paint the Earth.

The prairies have a beauty that is subtle and understated, much like this design. Infinite Prairies is a structured, yet graceful, fall transitional piece designed for those brisk autumn days that demand a second layer. Serving the needs of both fashion and function, the turtleneck will keep you warm while bringing a polished element to this everyday piece. Slip your Infinite Prairies poncho over any outfit or try wearing a fitted, long-sleeve shirt underneath and pair with leggings and boots for a laid-back, comfortable outfit.

Made with bulky yarn and tall stitches, this quick project can easily be completed within just a few days. The playful columns of puff stitches add a fun detail to this easy project, keeping you interested from start to finish.

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MATERIALS
Yarn:
Bulky—Lion Brand Hue and Me in Desert

  • 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • 137 yds (125 m) per 4.4-oz (125-g) skein
  • Find this yarn on lionbrand.com or visit yarnsub.com to find comparable substitutes.
  • View this post for an extensive list of yarn substitutes and yarns used during testing

Sizing: This poncho is written in four hybrid sizes as follows: XS (S/M/L, XL/2X/3X, 4X/5X). Make sure to follow the numbers for your size only.

Yardage: 11 (12, 14, 15) skeins of Hue And Me, or
1450 (1600, 1800, 1950) yds
1326 (1464, 1646, 1784) m

Substitute Hue and Me for any similar bulky weight, category #5 yarn that matches gauge. Any fiber content should work out just fine.

Hook: Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, two locking stitch markers

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