alyska’s poncho

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!

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