I started this Moonstone Poncho designed by my talented friend Kelly as a test knit. I didn't realize it had lace in it at the time and was determined to knit from my stash. So, I chose tonal stripes based on a sweater I had seen and loved on Ravelry.
When I found out about the lace panels, I was worried. Stripes and lace? Hmm.
But I think it will work out. The lace breaks up the stripes visually so it won't look like a big ruby shirt (remember those?). And the drape of the poncho makes the lines more diagonal than horizontal - I'm quite short; I need to think about these things.
It's a fantastic first lace project. Uses easy stitches: yo, skp, k2tog. And because the lace is in panels it become obvious really quickly if you've made a mistake so you don't end up tearing out rows and rows to correct a mistake. Plus you get the break of plain knit panels between the lace.
Here's a link to The Moonstone Poncho. The freshwater pearl stitch markers are from my Etsy shop, Purlsmith.
I'm joining Ginny & the others at the Yarnalong. Click the link below to see more inspirational projects.