Friday, December 2, 2016


I love shawls and ponchos and sweaters that are easy to wear and fold into my lap when we are at the  theater. I decided to design an oversized poncho that would be fun to knit and easy to wear. One size fits all and it really does. I knit this in Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop because it is light weight and a cotton blend that will be easy to travel with as well as wear most of the year here in southern California.  I designed this in two pieces but I am always worried that if my measurements are off the front and back might not match. I solved this by writing the pattern in sections with each section being a fixed amount of rows. It has a bit of this and a bit of that for interest both in kitting and wearing. A bit of ribbing, a bit of lace (just enough for interest but not so much that it is tedious and some patterns both double and single moss stitch. This could be knit in any DK yarn so if you want something a bit warmer a wool would work and it would be fun in a larger repeat dyed yarn that would self stripe.

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