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« on: September 02, 2004 05:57:39 PM »

I can't crochet, so I knitted an open weave poncho instead.  I think it cost $5.00.  I used a skein and a half of Caron Simply soft, but it looks great!  I used #11 needles.  It is two rectangles 18x28 sewn together.  The knit pattern, which is really stretchy, is as follows,
Row 1:  k1 *yo, k2 tog* k1
Row 2:  p
Row 3:  k2, *yo, k2 tog*
Row 4:  p

Here's a diagram of how to sew the two rectangles together:


Here's a picture of my finished product... I'm very proud.
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edit:  I forgot that I actually did my rectangles as 18x24" (makes the neck a little smaller too) 'cause I needed to shorten it, since I'm 4'11", but everyone else should probably stick with 18x28
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2004 06:04:45 PM »

I love it!!!! Unfortunately, I don't know any of the cool knitting stitches, only the plain ol' regular one. I also know how to crochet, but only the boring regular stitch. SUCK! I don't have anyone to teach me, and I've tried using books, but just cant figure it out, I wanna make one of these!
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2004 06:10:23 PM »

I love it!!!! Unfortunately, I don't know any of the cool knitting stitches, only the plain ol' regular one. I also know how to crochet, but only the boring regular stitch. SUCK! I don't have anyone to teach me, and I've tried using books, but just cant figure it out, I wanna make one of these!

Thanks!  It's pretty easy to learn to "p" (purl) and "yo" (yarn over) just means to wrap the yarn over the needle to make an extra stitch.  You could probably teach yourself those two stitches off of knitting.about.com in a few minutes.

edit:  der... you just said you were having trouble with books... I once saw a website that had streamed videos of how to do it.  Try a search in google.  Maybe you just need to see it in action!
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2004 06:23:00 PM »

I love you, thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2004 06:31:40 PM »

OMG! I've been looking for a poncho pattern EVERYWHERE!!!!  I've even been on-line for the last 2 hours looking!!!  I found some but I too can only knit and purl and I don't know any of the abreviations (sp?) so it wasn't that easy.

(((THANK YOU!)))

BWT ~ It looks great!  Now I'm off to swear a lot while trying to do one! LOL
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2004 07:16:57 PM »

OMG! I've been looking for a poncho pattern EVERYWHERE!!!!  I've even been on-line for the last 2 hours looking!!!  I found some but I too can only knit and purl and I don't know any of the abreviations (sp?) so it wasn't that easy.

(((THANK YOU!)))

BWT ~ It looks great!  Now I'm off to swear a lot while trying to do one! LOL

This (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/linda_poncho.html) is one I'm working on now, in cheap jiffy mohair.  It's easy, fast and knit only.  I'll post a pic when I'm done. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2004 07:18:06 PM »

ok yay! I now know how to purl..and I THINK I know how to yarn over...we'll see. Anyways...I feel SO STUPID for asking this..but does tog mean together? Sorry, I'm very beginner and have never followed a pattern, also when following a pattern do you just repeat the stitches until the row is finished? sorry, I feel dumb.
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2004 07:26:08 PM »

ok yay! I now know how to purl..and I THINK I know how to yarn over...we'll see. Anyways...I feel SO STUPID for asking this..but does tog mean together? Sorry, I'm very beginner and have never followed a pattern, also when following a pattern do you just repeat the stitches until the row is finished? sorry, I feel dumb.

yes, "tog" means together and definitely follow the pattern until the end of the row unless your pattern says otherwise. 

Just remember in this pattern that in Row 1, your first and last stitch should be a single knit stitch and in Row 3, your first two stitches are NOT knit together.  It is two single knit stitches.  I learned that the hard way.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2004 07:27:56 PM »

ok bah! when you k2 tog...do you ACTUALLY stick the needle through 2 stitches and make them into one? Because, that's BUTT hard to do, if that's not it, again...I feel stupid..sorry for making you answer so many questions...you're a doll!
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2004 07:30:51 PM »

wow, I really like this pattern!  if only I had yarn to do it...   Undecided
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