Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Poncho 2: Grand Finale


There she is in all her glory. I love love love how this turned out!!! The wingspan measures 60" wide which is perfect for a 5'10" gal. I made the neckline tall but not tight, so a collar inside would not be squeezed. The 'sleeves' are sewn midway down so that cold breezes are kept at bay.

I did end up sewing the insert in instead of using a three needle bindoff. I took my time to make it look seamless. Of course the yarn is doing all the work. Noro Kuryeon and some Silk Garden. I used about 12 skeins.

I love the slimming lines of the center panel. And the neckline triangles define the shoulders in a nice way too. This is one of my favorite all time knits. See pattern here.



I wish I had my pal Judy here to model it, but here are some old pictures of me in my poncho so you get the idea of how it looks like a sweater when the arms are at one's side.

32 comments:

  1. Drop Dead Gorgeous, I love it!

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  2. Anonymous10:12 AM

    That is a really fun poncho - what a lucky girl she is! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Absolutely fabulous! Great look, perfect colors....and on and on....

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  4. I am not a poncho fan, but I love this style. It has been fun to see this beauty develop from the sketch to the finished product. Excellent job!

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  5. WOW!!! Just gorgeous!!

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  6. Wow! Absolutely fabulous! I love all the diamonds too. You're a very talented woman whether you're working on quilts, paintings or knitting. Plus your lovely sense of color shines through as always. Thanks so much for sharing the process photos.

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  7. Anonymous11:42 AM

    That is the most gorgeous poncho I have ever seen!!!! I wonder if I could translate it into fabric.....Thanks for sharing.
    Dre in Wa

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  8. I want one of these!

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  9. Wonderful! Warning: I might just steal the idea!
    best wishes from Iceland
    Frida

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  10. It's really a piece of art! I had fun watching you create it.

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  11. caterina3:06 PM

    Wow. I just came across this breathtaking poncho on Ravelry. I could not resist snooping around your blog. Your work is amazing. You are truly an artist. I will definitely check back in here to get inspired (although I don't know if I will ever achieve the heights that you have). Thank you for sharing your work and your knowledge!
    Ciao!

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  12. Your poncho is just lovely! I have enjoyed following it!
    Susanne

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  13. Oooooh me like. Really nice.

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  14. That poncho is fantastic. Also you are always so kind to the rest of the knitters who read you daily and share so graciously. Many many thanks

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  15. JUST BEAUTIFUL!! Great Job all around Melody.

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  16. Just gorgeous - and it looks beautiful on you!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful!
    And the colours are so rich and warm! Lovely
    Barbara

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  18. I have to knit this. It's wonderful, and it looks more like a sweater than a poncho. WOW!

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  19. Kathy F10:30 PM

    Wow - wow - Wow!

    Great job. It turned out spectacular!

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  20. Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors!

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  21. Mel, I am so in awe of your talents and abilities! You make me want to progress beyond making scarves, but I'm scared! I will study your pattern... lucky lady who gets this one! And I love the one you are wearing in the photo as well!

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  22. Oh, Melody! I did not pass GO! I went straight to PRINT! Thank you SO much for your generosity in sharing this pattern and all of the thinking and planning that went into this! This has become a must-do project for me.

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  23. Melody, That is a really beautiful poncho/sweater. It is very slimming looking and you are absolutely right about the yarn doing all the work. Stunning. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Melody, That is a really beautiful poncho/sweater. It is very slimming looking and you are absolutely right about the yarn doing all the work. Stunning. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. It is wonderful. I like it so much.

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  26. Stunning and breath taking. Love the colors.

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  27. What a beautiful pattern. The colors are scrumptious, too. I'm glad YOU modeled it - you look great!

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  28. The poncho is absolutely gorgeous! You do such good work.. :-)

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  29. Świetny sweter dawno nie widziałam tak ciekawego wzoru i fasonu a dziergam od 35 lat.

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  30. The poncho is absolutely gorgeous! You do such good work.. :-)

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