Seaham Sheer Poncho by Brenda Burrell
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Seaham Sheer Poncho

April 2012
Lace / 2 ply ?
30 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
766 - 1750 yards (700 - 1600 m)
custom fit
This pattern is available for £2.50.

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This Seaham Sheer Poncho is a light, extremely airy, all seasons addition to your already stylish wardrobe. Born on the breathtaking coast beloved of the poet Byron:

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar.”

The Poncho is part cowl, part body hugging sheer warmer, ideal for strolling on the lonely shore under or over an overcoat, or on its own over a light summer dress in the warmer months. The gently shaped upper cowl has the option to convert into a comforting hood. Then there’s a change of direction and the body is worked as a shaped piece constructed using the first part of Susie Myers’ SusieM’s ingenious Contiguous Method.

The construction is custom-fit, and has been tested on sizes from XS to XXXL so it will fit you too. You try on and decide on length of cowl or hood, width of shoulders, length from shoulders to hem, according to how you want it to fit. You can extend in five areas specified in the pattern to give you exactly the shape, style and fit you want.

Pattern Difficulty
There is a slightly spicy beginning and ending, with a lot of very relaxing simple stocking stitch in the middle. But there are options for avoiding the most spicy, so this pattern will be suitable for an adventurous beginner or intermediate knitter.

Comments & Queries
Can be shared and will be most welcome here. :)

With warmest thanks to the lovely test knitters: