So here is a glorious fusion of pattern and colour. Deceptively complex but sneakily simple. There are only two colours being used in any one row. (Except for the row with the flower centres).
|Slightly battered and the cover is faded. Clearly well loved. There are random kid scribbles on some of the pages in blue pen.|
|The colour combination here just sings to me. These are so 'me' colours.|
When my girls were about 6 and 8, ponchos came back into vogue again. This is my first go at designing a pattern. I laid the girls down on the floor, and drew a poncho shape around them making sure the shoulder line fitted correctly. I then did some calculations based on my gauge for this pattern using 8ply (DK weight) wool on 4 mm needles and worked out how many stitches I needed to cast on for the lower edge. I compared the size of the knitting to the paper pattern as I went taking notes for the the second poncho.
|Pretty star shaped shell buttons|
|Persian poppy inspiration complete with scribble|