Cozy Poncho

I have been snowed in, and along with cooking and watching movies, I have been knitting like my life depended on finishing this project over the weekend. The pattern called for a double strand of worsted weight yarn, but I used a single strand of chunky instead, Encore Chunky which is 75% acrylic and 25% wool, washable. I especially like that it's washable because of the light color. I can imagine spilling all kinds of things on this poor poncho. I had an extra leather-covered button, so I sewed it to the front just to add a little something extra.

Usually when I finish a project, I am so sick of the pattern and yarn I never want to make it again. But this was so quick and easy, and the simple cable pattern made it interesting. I would definitely make this again, although I wouldn't want another snow-bound weekend, at least not until next winter. Here is the free pattern.

added later: I forgot to mention that instead of using two strands of worsted weight, I used one strand of chunky weight. I also made it slightly smaller than the pattern suggested.


dive said...

Wow! The "Clint Eastwood as polar explorer" look, Robyn.
It really looks good on you. I'm glad you left off the cigar and cowboy hat, though. Hee hee.

whippetsgalore said...

I love the poncho , it looks so cosy to wear and sewing on that leather button just finished it off. I suppose getting snowed in does have its advantages. If you make another will you give it a different finish? you do come up with some brilliant ideas.

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