My latest design is Shaldon Poncho. A light weight summery poncho, absolutely ideal for keeping a slight chill off your shoulders without feeling too wrapped up.
I designed this one at the specific request of my mum who wanted to knit a summery poncho with her favourite yarn, Skein Queen Delectable. We looked at poncho designs together but couldn’t find anything just right. This poncho is a unique shape with shoulder increases as well as the increases forming the points at the front and back. This means that the upper arms are covered more and the front and back points are softened.
My mum knit the first sample from my Skyped instructions and we were so pleased with the result. My teenage sisters immediately wanted one each! I myself was surprised that I liked it so much! It’s really comfortable to wear (stays put better than a shawl) and looks clean and modern but still elegant and flattering -lots of drape! I can see myself designing more ponchos.
Shaldon Poncho is named after the pretty Devonshire village in the background of the photos.