Hello you all!
Guess who is sick (again)? Ugh, I think I have had enough colds this winter to last for a couple of years... That is the reason I look so sickish on the pic below! Somehow I can't get my immune system back on its feet. Any tips to fix that?
Anyway, after some weeks without much crochet, I got my crochet motivation back :-) You probably saw the cowl neck poncho on quite a few blogs by now. It seems to be "the" thing to have as a crochet-addicted person at the moment. The pattern was published in the Issue 25 from Simply Crochet and is quite easy to follow.
I used the yarn suggested (Drops Nepal) but in different colours. As you know I am a huge fan of the Drops yarn and I wasn't disappointed with Nepal! It is very lovely to work with and nice to the skin. I used goldenrod, deep red, navy blue and off white as colours. I wasn't sure about the goldenrod at first but it turned out fine in the end. Phew!
The original pattern starts with a very long chain. I am no big fan of chain starts as they usually turn out a bit wobbly and I tend to miscount (which results in a lot of frogging). So I started with a foundation chain which turned out perfectly. Man, I am in love with foundation chains since Michelle introduced them to me in this post!
The original pattern calls for 16 rows of granny stitches but when I was done with these, my poncho was farrr too short. So I added more rows. In the end I did 28 rows which turned out the perfect size for me.
I was going to do the fringe the pattern called for until I saw Lucy's version and went for that. I still like the fringes but I was a bit scared it would tangle up to easily.
Can't wait to wear it in public/to work!
What are you working on at the moment?
P.S. More Work In Progress pictures can be found on our Instagram account. I haven't yet figured out how to download these pictures yet...