I’m working on a cabled poncho that is knit in two rectangles, then sewed together. I’m using Cascade Eco Wool. The pattern tells me to knit a rectangle to 25" in length, and then block to a width of 18". I’ve got a good start on the first rectangle, but I’m concerned because it’s only about 12" wide. Will blocking when I’m done really add 6 more inches? Maybe I should have cast on more stitches than called for? It’s a poncho, so it’s not really fitted, but I would like it to be more than a capelet.
Thanks for any input!