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FO: Icy White Poncho

In 2014 I made a birthday present for my good friend Kersti, she often orders booties that she gifts to friends from me. So I thought it was high time I knit something for her.

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She had seen this poncho when I was knitting it for another friend and really liked it. Most of Kersti’s clothes are black or white, so she was keen for a white poncho.

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I still love this pattern, even though it takes quite a while to knit up. Luckily it calls for 4mm needles, which are my favourite size needles.

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When I was knitting with the white DROPS Muskat cotton yarn I was worried that it would stain while I was still completing it. But as it is cotton it can be washed at 60 in the washing machine.

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The collar turned out really big, so I sewed it on and added an elastic band to it, to make sure it wouldn’t get wider.

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I can’t remember how many skeins of yarn I used, but I know it was a lot.

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I love how the leaf pattern looks on the front and back, and because they are the same it can be worn either way.

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And my friend loved the poncho when I gave it to her.

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This is how much she loved it. By the way, I LOVE that her hair matches the poncho.

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STATS
Pattern:
 Frozen Ivy by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in white.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 1st July – 3rd October 2014.

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FO: Pink Lacy Bolero

It seems that I’ve taken a bit of a longer off blogging than I thought. It doesn’t mean that I took off time from knitting. And for once I actually knitted something for myself. As you might remember I was in Germany at the end of August for my brothers wedding and I had a lovely dress that needed a nice bolero. So I knitted this:

It’s a lovely easy pattern, I started knitting it on Friday evening (the wedding was on Saturday) and finished it about one hour before the wedding.

I wasn’t too sure about knitting it out of mohair yarn as I thought it might be too hot, and I was right. But I was able to wear it in the church and later in the evening, just not during the day.

I’m really pleased with the end result and I think I look rather good in it :-).