Cozy Copenhagen Poncho

Hello world! I’ve been meaning to start a knit/crochet blog for a while now, so I decided to get a jump start on New Year’s resolutions and go for it. I just finished up this warm, fuzzy poncho over Thanksgiving.

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I bought the yarn and started the project when I was in Copenhagen for a conference over the summer. The city is full of yarn stores – I shopped at a quite a few including Uldstedet, Sommerfuglen, and Rasmilla The yarn I used for this poncho is Uldstedet’s from brand Gepard – I used the baby alpaca and merino Puno.

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I’d been wanting to knit a big comfy poncho,and I decided to do a Fair Isle pattern in honor of the Scandinavian yarn expedition I enjoyed on my day off in Copenhagen. I used this pattern for the shape of the poncho, and I designed this Fair Isle pattern to use in the knit stitch portions.

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I was honestly hoping for a slightly longer and more blanket-like poncho, but the yarn worked up faster than I had imagined. I’m growing more and more fond of the shorter poncho I ended up with. It certainly makes more sense for California “winters”, anyway. I’ll just have to find another excuse to make my dream blanket poncho. Maybe next year…

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(My parents got a new dog, and he wanted to be included in the photoshoot. Say hello to Horst!)

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