Birthday girl. Birthday present. Birthday poncho.
We shopped together at my favorite shop Eat.Sleep.Knit for her favorite color pattern. We opted again for Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash – mainly because of the price – made of 100% Superwash Wool, washable in the machine at 40F. Each skein is 100 gr | 200 meters (220 yards) and cost $10.50.
- 5 skeins of Navy – color 854 (I used 1 full skein for the cowl)
- 2 skeins of Ridge Rock – color 874A
- Total weight of finished poncho: 838 grams
The pattern is ‘cowl-neck poncho’ by Simone Francis, published in the Simply Crochet magazine [issue 25], that you can purchase online.
Here is a similar pattern as a CAL. Very useful with video.
Between the moment I started this poncho in February and this day in October, I decided to frog what I had done so far and give it another try.
Cowl – that’s where you start … with a chain 84 [with a 6 mm hook] and a slip stitch to join in the first chain to form a ring. From there it’s main front and back post DC. I made a 22 cm long cowl.
For the body, using a 5 mm hook, I did about 10-12 rows of granny stitches in Navy then alternated:
- 7 rows of Ridge Rock
- 10-12 rows of blue
- 5 rows of Ridge Rock
- blue again
- 3 rows of Ridge Rock
- finishing with 5 rows of blue [I think I made a total of about 47 rows].
There are 134 fringes made of 6 pieces of yarn …
The February birthday present was given on October 23rd … Perfect for the beautiful autumns in North Carolina!