So the big blue rectangle has become what I think is going to be a highly wearable, pretty blue poncho. Go figure!
Despite the monotony of knitting what felt like miles and miles of stockinette, I’m glad I decided to make this.
For one thing the Rowan Felted Tweed yarn is one of the nicer yarns I’ve used lately. This was the first time I’d knit with it, and it felt good in my hands, wasn’t at all splitty, and produced a lovely (soft and dense without being heavy) fabric. I’m surprised that something so light has such great drape.
I’m also a little surprised at how polished the finished piece looks despite the pattern’s stone cold simplicity.
I’ve been looking at patterns for Paul’s sweater. That’s going to be my next project. And I have to tell you that sleeves, collar, and a bit of shaping are sounding pretty good right about now. I’m happy to be leaving the the endless stockinette behind. That said, I love that I have this versatile new addition to my wardrobe.