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Floating Diamonds Poncho

Floating Diamonds Poncho

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Ruana: Noun; A poncho with an opening down the front. 

 I’d never heard the term “Ruana” before, but wanted just such a wrap for chilly evenings. The sides of the wrap are worked first, holding one strand of Merino Lace along with one strand of Alpaca Boucle. The center panels are then worked with one strand of Merino Lace carried along with a strand of Skinny Singles. After grafting the center panels at the shoulders and seaming the sides to the center panel, the fronts and back are finished with a simple garter stitch edging worked with a double strand of the Merino Lace.  

I especially love the lightness of the lace side panels and how they float in the breeze. This poncho, or ruana, would also look great in a sophisticated monochromatic combination.  The model is shown here wearing the short version.

This sized pattern is available as a digital download in 3 sizes: Short, Medium, and Long.

The model is shown wearing the short version. 

The lace side panels and slip-stitch center panels are knit separately.  The side panels are seamed to the center panels and the shoulders are grafted using the kitchener stitch.   Two strands of the lace weight yarn are held together when knitting the trim.


Short, (Med., Long)

Finished Measurements

36x43 (36x49, 43x55)”/91.5x109 (91.5x124.5, 109x140)cm


Yarn A: Hedgehog Fibres SKINNY SINGLES Insomnia (400yds/366m, 100g, 100% merino superwash): 1 (2, 2) skeins.

Yarn B: Hedgehog Fibres ALPACA BOUCLE Graphite (620yds/600m, 100g, 66% alpaca, 34% silk): 1 (1, 2) skeins

Yarn C (optional): Hedgehog Fibres MERINO LACE Hush (1200yds/1097m, 100g, 100% merino): 1 skein

Alternative yarn suggestion

Yarn A: Fingering weight for center panels: 400 (460, 520)yds/365 (420, 475)m.  Allow approximately 50yds/45m more if using for trim.

Yarn B: Brushed Alpaca or mohair, or Boucle – lace to sport weight – for side panels: 470 (540, 780)yds/430 (493, 713)m.

Yarn C (optional): Lace weight yarn for carrying along with a lace-weight side panel yarn.  Use a double-strand for trim with size US 3 needles: 970 (1100, 1400)yds/887 (1006, 1280)m.

US 10 (6.0mm) 24-40”/60-100cm circular or size needed to obtain gauge

US 3 (3.25mm) needles, or in size needed to obtain gauge

US 3 (3.25mm) 40 - 60”/100-150cm long circular needle for finishing 

Stitch holders or scrap yarn

Tapestry needle


In Half Linen Stitch, 28 sts & 48 rows = 4”/10cm, after blocking. 

In Mrs. Montegue’s Lace, 14 sts & 19 rows = 4”/10cm, after blocking. 

To save time, take time to check gauge.

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