Thursday, July 05, 2012

Plaited Poncho Finale

The booboo row is right across Daniella's bosom

Missed one!
Looks better as skirt!
Project:  Plaited Poncho 辨子披肩
Pattern Plaited Poncho by Knitter's Design Team, Knitters Magazine Summer 2005 
Yarn Big green ball of (probably) wool found in my stash, most likely came from eBay
Yardage:   about 900 yards. The ball was wound off a big cone, weighs smidgen below 1lb.
Needles: Size 8
Cast on: April 25, 2012 
Cast off: June 24, 2012
Cost: unknown
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Notes: This is a top down design, with increases built into the cables. The cables grow from 2x2 to 7x7. I mis-read one of the rows and messed up the spacing between cables. Then I thought the vertical lines would be perfect to be used like belt loops, so I made an i-cord to thread through them. Not sure if the intention is to hide the mistake or to highlight it, but there it is, with one missed loop to boot. On Daniella the mannequin it actually looks better as a skirt. 

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16 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

oooooh, I love it as a skirt! Please say you'll wear it as a skirt. You know, I'd never have known there was a boo boo row if you hadn't pointed it out. The pattern has enough going on that your eye wouldn't even catch it.

Beautiful work, as always.

Mrs H Knits said...

Oh it is nice as a skirt...

Allison said...

I agree, wearing it as a skirt is the way to go! I love that stitch pattern; it's so pretty!

Nichole said...

I love that as a skirt!

Pumpkin said...

Oh hooray! You finished it! I love the effect of such heavy cabling, it has such a great texture. I also have to agree, it looks great as a skirt too! Wonderful work as always, Vivian!

Tawnee Isner said...

YAY it looks lovely. I love it as a skirt too. I think that is how I would wear it.

Kim Sonksen said...

I so love this one - and it totally works as a skirt too

Spinster Beth said...

It does look awesome as a skirt! Wow ... a nice bulky warm winter skirt! It's lovely!

Emily said...

I love this use of shadow cables! So cool! I agree, as a skirt this is awesome.

Kathryn Ray said...

Agreed. It looks great as a skirt.

But I also see it as a poncho that Jackie O would wear... perhaps with a little Pill-box hat and small pocket book to match the i-cord. :-)

Voie de Vie said...

I love the i-cord touch - and didn't really see the issue until you pointed it out. Skirt or poncho - it's pretty cool. :)

Babajeza said...

I agree with you, it looks nice as a skirt. :-)

Heather Woollove said...

I vote for skirt...and you can always say that it was intended as one all along!! ;)

AllyB said...

Fabulous! If you don't point out the flaws others won't see them. It absolutely looks fab as a skirt. Give little Rascal some pets from us.

Jocelyn said...

Wow -- definitely a love affair btwn you and cables, and it seems mutual!

Kathryn Ray said...

Hi Vivian - I was given a Lovely Blog award, and want to pass it on to you... Because you're awesome! :-)

http://kathrynsbrain.blogspot.com/2012/07/one-lovely-blog-award.html