A Spiritual Quest for the Perfect Poncho

Pattern: "Lace Cotton Ponchette" by windloop, available as a free pdf here
Yarn: Rio Grande Hand-dyed Superwash Merino Sport, purchased here by my lovely mother-in-law while on vacation

So...my m.i.l. is a big ole hippie. After requesting a poncho in vague terms for several years (which I pretended not to hear...in fact, I shuddered just think of it) she returned from a trip to Taos with two heavenly skeins of sport weight merino. Great! Shall we make a socks? A scarf? Gloves? I'm sorry, you want me to make a whole poncho from this?! HECK NO!

Well, I spoke too soon, because the knitting stars aligned once again for the perfect project to meet the perfect yarn. I had less than a yard leftover after seaming up the edge, and some of the required length had to be coaxed into reality through the magic of blocking, but doggonit, we made it happen! And you know what, I think it's pretty cool. It's TOTALLY the kind of thing one wears a bra under.

Delta: There's definitely a major error in the written instructions. The chart is fine, and you can find the errata in the Raverly pattern comments. Just a heads up. And sorry for the crap pictures. Blame the husband.


  1. Crap? CRAP?! Not cool, wife.

    P.S. I bet you were totally excited when you saw that you had a comment. Sucka!

  2. I miss you, hot stuff. You look great, and that poncho is beautiful! The colors are just like what I would expect you to choose...your MIL knows you well.

  3. 1. Your boobs look awesome in the first picture. I hate you. (to her fans and loyal readers: I am her sister. So thats normal to say. Right?)

    2. I love your Joes jeans in here.

    3. I miss you.

    4. KBYE.

  4. I love the poncho and I know you worked very hard on it. You continue to amaze me! Elaine