Happy Harvest is a seamless poncho/oversized sweater vest using Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky yarn. It’s a quick knit that combines a fun acorn lace stitch pattern with simple garter and stockinette stitch. It uses 2 colors - a main color for most of the garment and a contrasting color for the top portion of the back and the cowl. It features button closures at each side (to create armholes), a hi/lo hemline and a separate, removable cowl that can be worn with or without the garment (or with a completely different outfit!). This pattern was designed by Elizabeth Smith for a special guest knit-along—all proceeds from the pattern go directly to Elizabeth.
To Fit Bust Sizes: 32-40 (42-50, 52-60)”/81-102 (107-127, 132-152) cm.
Finished Circumference: 51 (58, 68)”/130 (147, 173) cm
Picking Your Size: Choose a size based on the “To Fit Bust Size” measurement (this provides approx. 8-16”/20-40 cm of positive ease, depending on size). Shown in Size 1, being worn with approx 16”/40 cm of positive ease at the bust. If you prefer a more sweater/vest-like fit (instead of a poncho-like fit), choose a size with less positive ease.
Before Blocking: 15 sts & 20 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st on larger needles.
After Blocking: 14.5 sts & 19.5 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st on larger needles.
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky (100% Superwash Wool; 100g = 145 yds):
- Main Color (MC): 680 (800, 975) yds, 5 (6, 7) skeins. Shown in Butternut, 4329.
- Contrasting Color (CC): 150 (160, 165) yds, 2 skeins. Shown in Driftwood, 43104. (note: you may be able to squeak by with just 1 skein, but you may have to shorten the cowl a little if you run short).
Needles & Other Supplies:
US 10.5/6.5 mm 32”/80 cm circ needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
US 10/6 mm 16”/40 cm circ needle, or 1 needle size smaller than that used to obtain gauge.
For Three Needle Bind-Off and Cowl: US 10.5/6.5 mm 24”/60 cm circ needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers (including 1 removable marker)
Scrap yarn or stitch holders
2 buttons, 1”/28 mm