Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Poncho For Winter

Well, it's supposed to be winter but it's been in the 40's & 50's for 2 weeks.



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.


13 comments:

  1. Wonderful blog! The poncho is looking great!

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    1. It's truly painful not to be able to sit and finish it today. I could have it find in an afternoon. I'm so surprised how quickly it goes being that it's lace!

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  2. Wonderful blog! The poncho is looking great!

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  3. I think the stripes and lace are looking great together. It looks like a great pattern. Look forward to seeing it finished.

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully by next Wed!

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    2. It really is a fun pattern. Just enough detail to keep your attention but not so complex that you need to be alone to successfully complete it.

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  4. What a pretty poncho pattern. I'm curious to see how yours turns out with the stripes. I think it will look really cool.

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  5. I think your stripes would look just fine on the poncho. It looks like the pattern was designed to use leftover stash yarn. And I think I'm adding that poncho to my Rav queue....

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    1. It was, Donna! I can't wait to finish this one and then cast on another for my daughter using all my little leftovers. Wouldn't a colorful one be fun for a little girl. I need to get Kelly to rewrite the pattern for kids.

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