Ireland Poncho

Project Description

What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Ireland Poncho Link to website or photo sheeptoshawl.com/store/ethnic-knitting-discoveryexploration/ 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.

What you will need

  • 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.

Q&A with Donna Druchunas

yoglover asked:
This is gorgeous!! Is there a pattern for it??
Donna Druchunas answered:
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. http://sheeptoshawl.com/knitting-books/ethnic-knitting/