I've had the knitting machine for a while, but haven't **actually** finished a project, so here's my first FO:
I took some other pics with a black tank underneath, but this one with the white tee shows the stitch pattern off much better. I like!! I've even worn it in public and likely will wear it again.
It's an asymetrical poncho knit using approximately 6 skeins of Classic Elite Believe -- a DK weight cotton yarn with rayon slubbies -- purchased QUITE a while ago from elann.com. The pattern is uber simple -- it's a 25 x ~60 inch rectangle knit a bit looser than suggested gauge, folded in half lengthwise, then sewn up the long edge leaving the neck opening at the folded edge of the neck. The striped openwork pattern is a machine knitting trick which is accomplished by skipping a needle every few stitches. This skipping leaves a gap between two knit stitches, kind of like a yarn over, but without adding an extra stitch. I'm fairly positive it's not (easily) doable with handknitting.
And a FYI to all you Bay Area Koigu fans, Knitting Arts in Sartoga **CLAIMS** to have received a HUGE shipment of KPPPM. I plan on exercising some restraint, but if anyone checks it out, let me know how it is!