This summer poncho is a simply shaped project perfect for practicing basic 2-color brioche knitting. It is worked in the round from the top down with increases all around forming branching lines resembling those of a river delta.
The match of yarns and structure makes for a drapey, swingy, easy-to-wear cover-up for cooler summer moments. The poncho can be dressed up and down easily, an additional feature in 2-color brioche being the reversibility: Wear it either side out, putting the spot on either the solid or the multicolor.
Different yarns are used: The main color in the rosewood colored poncho is a beautifully smooth, shiny, organic linen. In the acid yellow version, the main color is a local Danish cotton/linen blend. The contrast color in both versions is a fine Noro cotton blend with long, ‘classic Noro’ color floats in gorgeous combinations.
Working with combos of solid and multicolor yarns is great fun and something I do often. I usually begin by choosing a multi colorway. Then the trick is choosing a solid color that is already featured in the multi colorway (or very close). In the 2 versions of this poncho, the light yellow and the rosewood color are mirrored in the respective Noro colorways.
For a warmer (winter) version try substituting one or both yarns with a fingering weight wool or wool/silk blend.
Thanks to Bridget McGraw and my Mom for doing the photo shoots with me in Oakland and Hvalsø - we had such fun :) <3
(More photos to come when I figure out how to rotate them the right way…)