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FO: Kid Poncho

The green wool I used for the hat and mittens that I posted about two days ago, here, I also used for a poncho. I also added a lovely pink/purple hood to it.

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For once I didn’t use a DROPS Design pattern, but this one that I found on Ravelry.

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It’s a great, very straightforward and easy pattern that is knitted top-down and then the hood is added later. In fact it’s the first time I used a provisional cast on, which worked really well.

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The green wool was given to me, but I got the pink/purple for the hood, which is DROPS Eskimo.

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I decided not to add the tassels, but instead stuck to a plain garter stitch border.

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Pattern: Poncho by Diane Soucy.
Yarn: Unknown yarn and DROPS Eskimo.
Needle size: 5mm
Knitting time: 13th-15th December 2014.

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FO: Poncho

Last year in April I made a friend in Australia a poncho for her 40th birthday. She gave me free reign with regards to a pattern, but she wanted something in a muted colour, so we went with grey. IF 37 I used this DROPS pattern, which was a great knit! It’s amazing though how much yarn it called for, which I realised when I had to cast on 408 stitches.

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I love the details of this pattern, the leaves, cables and the flowers look just gorgeous. They might seem difficult when first looking at the pattern, but they’re actually really easy to knit. This was especially easy after a few repeats of the pattern, they just worked themselves.

IF 42The large collar worked in rib was a great end to the poncho.

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As this is one of a few pieces that actually fit me I modelled the poncho.

Pattern: Frozen Ivy by DROPS Design
Yarn: Drops Muskat in medium grey
Needle size: 4mm