This is my latest creation... a knit poncho with hood for my grandchild... with a super easy diamond pattern. (photo taken before blocking)
My daughter and I both love aran style cardigans and sweaters, therefore an aran style poncho seemed like a good idea too.
If you know my work, you will know I prefer to focus on simple designs - so the question was - HOW EASY IS IT GOING TO BE? this aran style poncho?
I love a challenge, and love to create simple designs which look different and unique without too much hard work. So coming up with a simple aran style pattern without having to use a cable needle was top of the list with this poncho.
I searched high and low for ideas, in the end came up with two designs I liked and I would be happy using for the poncho. Simple enough and not too taxing on the brain, however one did use a cable needle.
After consultation with my daughter, we decided on the diamonds. Super simple and no cable needle in sight. And honeycomb and seed stitch will probably be used for a cardigan/sweater some time further down the track, when the grandchild is older. Maybe, I think.
So DO YOU WANT TO KNOW where I found these two wonderful aran patterns?
OK, let's start with the first sample, at the bottom of the photo.
It's a honeycomb pattern with a seed stitch either side, which helps the honeycomb cable stand out.
I found it through Google search Images. You will find the lovely little design here THREAD & LADLE
And the second sample, the diamond pattern, guess where I found that? You won't believe it...
In my sweater drawer. Yes, that's right a cotton sweater which I own has the diamond pattern in it. And there I was searching all over the internet for something simple. LOL
Now, without spending too much time checking it out, I am not sure how true to aran this diamond stitch pattern is? I mean I can't find it anywhere, it doesn't use any crossed stitches or cable needle, it is just a simple knit and purl pattern.
Which is good news, right? Simple and easy, and no cable needle in sight.
OK let's move to the important stuff - the pattern.
Planning to have the pattern available by June
Look forward to your comments and do keep an eye open for the pattern release, on June
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