Tequila & Lime by Safiyyah Talley

Tequila & Lime

Knitting
September 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
1
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This pattern is available for $6.00.

Originally released as part of my 2018 Fall Basics line, I am re-releasing it again in a completely remastered format for a perfect last holiday knit.

Take a vacation to Cozumel everytime you wrap yourself in my Tequila and Lime Neck-Cho. Poncho’s are making a comeback, and as someone who started knitting in the early 2000’s, I’ve been waiting for the poncho train to come back around! This Tequila and Lime Neckcho is a modern incarnation on the original poncho and takes its inspiration from Cozumel, and the 1970’s American Southwest revival. The beauty of the Neck-Cho is that it begins as an unassuming top down triangular shawl. Then, when the shawl is wide enough to be worn as a drapey cowl (or as we say in my house a “neck-cho”), the work is joined in the round and then a stunning and beginner friendly color fade is worked to really bring out that southwest vibe, while staying true to the Mexican origins. What I love about this Neck-Cho is that it doesn’t create a boxy figure; the wearers waist is still visible. So, it makes for a flattering silhouette for almost every body type. That’s definitely something that I could salude too!

Finished Measurements
Height: 23in/58.5cm
Neck Circumference: 24in/61cm
Shoulder Circumference 48in/122cm

Yarn
For a Single Color: 300yds/275m, 220g of bulky yarn
For a Color Fade: 150yds/137m, 110g of the MC and CC, each.

Needles
US 9/5.5mm circular needles

Gauge
In garter st, worked flat after blocking
4x4in/10x10cm = 12 st/ 4 garter ridges