First off, this pattern is a summer pattern, or at least that’s how it seems in the magazine. But I live in London, so winter knits are far more my thing. Also, I rarely knit with the suggested wool, and I wanted to make this but didn’t know quite what to make it with. So I was driven by what I could find at the Knitting and Stitching Show that was the right weight and wouldn’t clash too much with my wardrobe.
Which is how I ended up with a winter poncho – warmer and a bit less drapey than intended. A little kooky and weird. And in not the nor very inspiring colourway of black and grey.
But despite all that, I do like this. It’s comfy (how could it be otherwise) and more interesting that a straight up v-neck. It took a while (especially having to rip back about 20 cms when I realised I had started miscounting where the all important shaping stitches should be), but it wasn’t hard. So while I don’t love it, it has a place in the winter wardrobe for now.