Looking Up by Diane L. Augustin

Looking Up

Knitting
August 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
DK
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches = 1 inch
in garter
US 13 - 9.0 mm
842 yards (770 m)
approximately a 24” circumference at the neck, 17" deep from the neck edge to the bottom edge and a 68” circumference at the widest part of the bottom. One size fits most.
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Looking Up
We spend a lot of time looking down at our phones and laptops, don’t we? I find that I need to remind myself to occasionally change that direction. We’re also very busy and forget to take time to recharge. Short of having a masseuse on call, we need to remember to self-care. When I find myself caught up in the never-ending stream of life’s demands, I try to remember to take a moment and LOOK UP. The simple act of stepping outside, taking a few deep breaths, stretching and looking up changes my perspective and recharges me every single time.
It’s just like powering down the electronics and restarting them. It gives me renewed energy for the next task.
Remember to take time to LOOK UP and things will always be looking up.
It’s always nice to have a new project on the needles and I hope you enjoy this one. It’s lofty and has a soft halo from the mohair strand. It drapes easily over the shoulders and is light enough to scrunch up to wear under a jacket. Have fun!
A big thank you to Andrea, for modeling.

Materials
Three skeins of Sandnes Garn, Duo yarn (50 grams,
115 meters, 125 yards/skein). 14 grams unused.
55% Merino Wool, 45% Cotton, worsted weight yarn. Pictured is color #0100458.
Two skeins of Sandnes Garn, Tynn Silk Mohair yarn
(25 grams, 212 meters, 231 yards/skein). 16 grams unused.
57% Mohair, 28% silk, 15% wool, lace weight yarn.
Pictured is color #4323.
One skein of each yarn is held together throughout the entire project.
Size 13 circular needles in 24” and 32” lengths.
One ring stitch marker.
Yarn needle.

Pattern Notes
This project is knit double stranded. One strand of worsted and one strand of lace weight mohair are held together throughout the entire project.
The poncho is approximately a 24” circumference at the neck, 17” deep from the neck edge to the bottom edge and
a 68” circumference at the widest part of the bottom. One size fits most. It is knit in the round, from the top down.
Gauge is 2.5 sts./in., garter stitch.
To make your knitting more comfortable, switch to 32” length circular needles when stitches become too bunched together.
I am a loose knitter, so my work is normally larger than most of the knitters I’ve had the good fortune to know.

As much as I love this yarn combo, feel free to use any worsted weight and lace weight mohair combination for this project. Have fun!