So here are the details, as promised, on the Ponchofication of Charlotte as pictured in my previous post:
- The pattern is adapted from the Koigu Wool Designs' Charlotte's Web shawl pattern.
- I used seven skeins of Koigu KPPPM in three colourways.
- I cast on provisionally (crochet) and knit in the round. This worked really well as I knit faster than I purl, and every other row was a knit row (!).
- The neck is finished using a single crochet right off the live stitches. I cast off rather firmly since I was afraid the neckline would be too wide, but now I'm thinking the neckline is a bit snug, so may redo the cast-off using a larger crochet needle.
- The poncho was wet blocked flat (as shown in a previous post) using a spray bottle, then the shoulder / side areas were steam blocked since they were a bit wonked-out from being pinned down.
- I really love the fringe, but now that I've seen the pictures I'm thinking it's a bit too long and will likely trim it up a bit.
- Koigu is wonderful to work with -- the colors, the soft hand, the yarn sproing -- can't beat it!
And again, props to Steph for inspiring me to try ponchofy-ing Charlotte. It was both a great mental and creative exercise, and I'm really satisfied with the outcome.
Regarding a pattern for the poncho, I'm going to try and carve out some time to clean up my pattern adaptation notes, and will check with the folks at Koigu to see if it's OK to share them. You would still need a copy of the Charlotte's Web shawl pattern as my notes WOULD NOT include any information on the Charlotte pattern details or charts. I'll let you know how that all pans out.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!