I do a lot of sampling and swatching at the beginning of the design process so I can avoid unwanted surprises as I develop my patterns/projects. Occasionally, an unexpected problem still pops up when I begin knitting and that's exactly what happened with my Poolhouse Poncho.
This poncho design has been in my head for quite awhile. It pairs simple raglan shaping with a light textured stitch pattern and Skacel's super-soft, HiKoo Concentric yarn. Since the body features basic stitchwork to highlight the ombre color-changes, I wanted to add some special touches around the edges. I chose an elegant, twisted garter cast on for the neckline.
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