Going to the Mountains Poncho Knitting Pattern: Yarn Recommendations

Updated: Oct 31, 2020

Fallen in love with the Going to the Mountains Poncho knitting pattern but have no idea what yarn to use? Continue reading for color recommendations using Big Sky Yarn Co yarn (the yarn that I used), for affordable yarn recommendations, and for a list of resources to search for other yarns that will work for the pattern!


The Going to the Mountains Poncho is a fun, simplistic knit that creates the coziest, snuggliest winter accessory. It’s basically a perfect-fitting blanket available in five sizes.



I designed the poncho using Big Sky Yarn Cos Squish DK weight yarn in Hayride, a cream base with blues, greens, and browns (representing a mixture of snow, grass, and trees on the mountains); and Hayride, a rich brown color (representing the dirt trails). The poncho looks great in most solid, tonal, and variegated yarns.


My main recommendation when selecting colors for your poncho is to select contrasting colors that you love. If you want to be able to see the colorwork well, you do not want to use colors that fade into one another. Speckled, lightly variegated, tonals, and solids will all work well together. However, if you choose to work with a speckled or variegated yarn, I recommend that your contrasting color be either a tonal or a solid.


Note: All yarn images are from the credited websites.


I used Hayride + Pecan.


Big Sky Yarn Co Colors


Here is a handful of other color pairings that I would select from Big Sky Yarn Co. Update: Big Sky Yarn Co will have yarn kits available for the pattern launch on November 8th!


Cherry Ice + Farm Truck

Holy Smokes + Kindred Spirits

Cabin Fever + Toasted Pecan

Happy Accident + Toasted Pecan

Cowboy + Gramp's Coat

Pumpkin Spice + Toasted Pecan

GI Joe + Toasted Pecan

Get Real + Toasted Pecan

Happy Place + Big Sky

Porch Sittin' + Farm Truck