Purple Poncho
October 2, 2016
November 30, 2016

Purple Poncho

Project info
Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Neck / TorsoPoncho
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
19.5 stitches = 4 inches
Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (Melange)
8.02 skeins = 882.2 yards (806.8 meters), 401 grams
Black Sheep Yarn Shop in Timonium, Maryland

11/30/16 It’s still very slightly damp, but I don’t think it’s going to dry anymore so I seamed it up tonight. The edges roll a bit. I think a steaming would calm them down a bit. I maybe should have steam blocked it, too, but I didn’t think of it. Overall, I think it looks good.

11/26/16 51”+ after 7 skeins + a few rows. Kept going until about 53” and then bound off. I washed it and got it blocking. I decided to do a wash and soak with this one instead of a spray down because my tension wasn’t super consistent throughout. So, I wanted a good thorough soak to help even things up a bit. With that, I think it will be fine. The yarn has enough of a halo that the individual stitches don’t stand out anyway. It might take a few days to dry, unfortunately, as the only space I have that’s large enough to do blocking right now (that’s also safe from cats) is on our screened in porch.

11/13/16 44-45” after 6 skeins.

11/5/16 39”-ish after 5 skeins. Will pause here to undo the provisional cast on and bind that edge off.

11/1/16 29.5-30” after 4 skeins.

10/26/16 22” after 3 skeins.

10/7/16 15” after 2 skeins.

10/5/16 About to start the second skein. Length=about 7.5-8”.

10/2/16 I swatched with different needle sizes for RS and WS since the last one I made I rowed out slightly. So far, it seems to be working fine. Again, I used a chain crochet provisional cast on. This promises to be a long and boring knit, but at least the yarn is squishy soft and a lovely color.

Skein 1: forgot to weigh before starting :(
Skein 2: 1.7 oz/48 gm

Needles: US5 and 6 (for WS and RS respectively) Addi Clicks.
Crochet hook for cast on: size F.

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by Blue Sky Fibers
100% Alpaca
110 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: October 2, 2016
  • Finished: November 30, 2016
  • Updated: December 3, 2016
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