Ibantik Pattern, PDF

Lead designer: Tayler Harris

Timeless style meets unparalleled comfort: Ibantik combines supreme softness with artful texture, all in an inviting silhouette. Envelope yourself.


Skill Level

Adventurous Beginner


Shibui Knits Billow

24% Fine Merino
35% Baby Alpaca
41% Cotton
250 yds / 50 g
5 (6, 7) (8, 9) skeins

Shibui Knits Lunar
60% Extra Fine Merino
40% Mulberry Silk
401 yds / 50 g
3 (4, 5) (5, 6) skeins

Shown in Caper & Shown in Tar


21 sts and 28 rows = 4" in Reverse Stockinette Stitch, on US 8 needles, with one strand of Billow held together with one strand of Lunar, after blocking

Needles & Notions

Size US 8 (5 mm) 32" circular needles
Size US 8 (5 mm) 16" circular needles
Scrap yarn
Stitch markers 
Blocking wires & T-pins (optional)
Tapestry needle


1 (2, 3) (4, 5)
To fit approximate bust sizes of 30-36 (38-44, 46-52) (54-60, 62-68)"
SAMPLE: The sweater pictured throughout the patterns is Size 1 on 32-inch bust.

Finished Dimensions

Finished Bust Circumference: 56 (64.25, 72) (80.25, 88)"

Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 26 (26.75, 27.25) (27.75, 28.25)" 


The poncho is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up starting with the German Twisted Cast On Method, followed by reverse stockinette stitch , and a 1 x 1 Rib Stitch Center Panel. The necklines are shaped by binding off stitches, and the shoulders are shaped using wrap and turn short rows. The sweater pieces are blocked and seamed together using the 3-Needle Bind Off Method. To finish, the ribbed turtleneck is worked in the round from picked up stitches around the neckline.

Maintain selvedge stitches at edges of flat pieces throughout, as instructed within {brackets}. Garment is assembled with reverse stockinette side facing out. After shaping the shoulders, please see the "Special Techniques/Wrap & Turn Short Row" section for details on how to pick up the wraps to hide them so that they will be the least visible on the purl side.

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