This poncho design was the most challenging piece of 2017. The math involved was insanity at best, for someone who has not been in a math class for over 20 years. There were probably almost the same amount of rows that were ripped out, as there are completed rows on the poncho. I may have sounded like a sailor during the times I was actively working on this poncho. Now it’s been completed and is with its new owner. It’s gorgeous, and I can’t wait to start the second one so it can be turned into a crochet pattern.
This was the first openwork, lace crochet piece I think I’ve done on this scale. My customer wanted a very feminine design, and after looking through stitches upon stitches upon stitches, we found a style that the poncho would be designed around. I’m still not sure what I was thinking when I agreed so readily to design something that I haven’t ever attempted.
I ordered Psychosocial from Countess Ablaze to complete the second one. I’ve been looking for an excuse to try out her yarns, and this really was a perfect opportunity. It’s dark enough, without being jet black, which I’m hoping will save my eyesight this time around. The lace details should pop a little better too… fingers crossed.
So stay tuned for the call for testers (new for 2018) and the crochet pattern release. You can join the newsletter to do this. It goes out almost every week.