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Ireland Poncho

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Unisex
Style Whimsical, Mod, Hipster, Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Casual, Funky, Classic, Romantic, Cute
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What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Ireland Poncho

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What materials did you use? Yarn: Smooth yarn will show off texture patterns best. Choose a tightly spun yarn for a wind-resistant poncho with excellent cable definition, and a loosely spun yarn for a softer poncho with more relaxed cables. Any weight of yarn will work, but for practice I suggest a chunky-weight yarn and US size 9 or 10 (5.5 or 6 mm) knitting needles.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? When you plan your design, remember that is is easier if the vertical repeats of your cable crossings match or follow a simple-to-remember rhythm.

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This is gorgeous!! Is there a pattern for it??

09/24/2011 Flag

Hi. It's from my book Ethnic Knitting Exploration. It's not quite a pattern, but instructions for you to make up your own poncho. Of course you can make it just like it is in the photo if you prefer.

01/13/2012 Flag

Donna, I like the design that keeps your arms free. The ponchos I used to wear in the 60s had me flipping the material off my arms to do anything. I love both patterns on your ponchos, and these can be made from a bulky or lightweight yarn. The possibilities are endless! Yeah!

01/13/2012 Flag