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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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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: 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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STATS
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.

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