August 19, 2004

Silk Poncho

It was finally sunny today, so without further ado, here is my new Mango Moon Recycled Sari Silk Poncho:

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And the back (though really, there isn’t a front and back, it’s just however one wants to put it on):

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Just in case that’s not enough picutres, here it is lying on the ground, and here is a close-up. I did a simple drop-stitch pattern (every fourth row of stocking stitch), and made one rectangle out of each ball. I thought that would mean I’d have two similar rectangles to put together, but it turned out that although the two balls weighed the same, one had much more yardage than the other. (The yarn is spun very irregularly, so I guess the one ball had more thin portions, or something like that). Anyway, I didn’t want to rip it out, mostly because I was worried about stressing the yarn but partly because I wanted my poncho NOW, so I just sewed the mis-matched rectangles together, short ends to long sides. The result is asymmetrical, but I like it just fine. It gives me more options for wearing it.

Now, of course, I’m going to have to go shopping for the perfect little black dress to wear under this poncho…

I don’t think I’ll get much knitting done over the weekend, or blogging, since we’ll be busy with various family and friends events — have a great weekend while we’re gone, and I’ll try to have something to report on next week!

Posted by Aven at August 19, 2004 05:21 PM
Comments

Cool poncho! I always think asymmetrical ones look better, like you said more options for wearing it.

Posted by: eileen at August 19, 2004 05:33 PM

Oh! I love it! Those colors are soooooo beautiful!

Posted by: Lizzi at August 20, 2004 09:26 AM

How very pretty and colourful. There was an article about Mango Moon Recycled Silk in the current Inknitters magazine. http://www.inknitters.com/ (I found the magazine at Chapters!) They explained why they use mohair as a carry along yarn, it smooths out and mallows the colours of the Recycled Silk.

Posted by: Paula at August 20, 2004 03:20 PM

your poncho is beautiful. i did part with my scarf, however, i’ve vowed to make something for myself in this yarn for next spring, i just luv the texture of the yarn against my skin.

Posted by: babette at August 20, 2004 11:17 PM

Fab! You look marvellous. Hope you find that little black dress.

Posted by: Steph at August 24, 2004 10:08 AM