Sunday, September 23, 2012

FO: Purple Sky at Night Poncho

I finally finished it!  YAY!  Actually, it took less than a week because I wasn't knitting anything else, but it felt like it took awhile - not because it wasn't an enjoyable knit, but because I couldn't wait to see it when finished!  This poncho is knit from the Red Sky at Night Poncho pattern by Mary C. Gildersleeve.  I knit it with Olann Gra Josie's 3-ply Kettle-Dyed  100% Superwash Merino in the Grape Crush colorway on US size 6, 16" circular needles.  The lovely Laura of Olann Gra generously provided me with a skein of her yarn for review (look for the complete yarn review next wk on the blog!).

The beginning of this project was a tad bumpy. Since I was the first one to knit it, there were a few errata, but the designer was extremely nice and prompt about updating the pattern.  Once I got to the border, I'd forgotten about the border instructions listed earlier in the pattern and started the border on the RS instead of the WS - thus the border points aren't centered on the body stitch motifs.  But that's okay!  The poncho also turned out a little shorter than I'd hoped, so if I knit this again, I'll likely knit it on bigger needles.

This was a fun and fast knit and sure to be a great fall wardrobe piece!



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