Rosa Caponcho

I cast on  for my very first poncho . Very easy and quick knit.The timing seemed pretty good as the  calming and almost meditative stockinette stitch helped me from getting wound up in a knot with all the antics these boys pulled on me to keep themselves from studying!

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The yarn is repurposed yarn, from a sweater  I made  for A a long time ago. He outgrew it too fast

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and I decided to use the yarn for this

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The picture of the Caponcho hanging like that looks good but I’m not  100% happy with it. I would have liked it a little longer.Its all my fault! I should have read all the project notes of others who made it before me!!! I think I must redo this one.

Yarn Things

I have also fallen in love with yarn eversince my online fairy godmothers introduced me to yarn ,with their RAOK of yarns and patterns from the U.S.

I work with yarn,when I like to do mindless crocheting.I mean when I can just let my mind travel to all the places it wants to go and not pay much attention to what I’m doing. Like when doing a simple sc or dc scarf.Or a very uncomplicated pattern.Like the ones below

The lovely yarn I got the other day,was so soft and warm,that a Poncho for my niece ( our God child), seemed like a good idea to me.

This pattern from www.luv2crochet.com looked cute and wasn’t as intimidating for my very first attempt at making a poncho.

I wouldn’t be truthful if I said I wasn’t intimidated , Yasmin,offered to help and we decided to do a crochet along.(in case I get stuck in the middle)The pattern turned out to be pretty easy to follow and also worked up fast.

I was excited I had the K hook called for in the pattern . And had similar coloured yarn.To brust my little bubble, I couldn’t find the same sort of novelty yarn for the edging.

Yasmin came up with the idea of doing a simple shell edging and so we did that as an alternative for the lack of disco yarn used in the pattern.

This yarn(70%acrylic and 30%wool) is a rare find in these parts of the world .

I loved the luxurious feel of the yarn in my hands while working this poncho .

I’m soooooooo pleased with the way it turned out,although it looks a little loose on her. The ties are there to take care of that. The ties weren’t there in the pattern.Yasmin (again)gave me a simple easy to follow instructions for that.

My niece loved it .