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« on: September 04, 2004 11:13:31 PM »

I'm jumping on the poncho train (I just got the pattern for the funky poncho at http://www.mofodesign.com/MoFo2Go.html under the knit patterns button) and wondered if anyone was up for a knit-along. 

I figure everyone could just do whatever kind of poncho they wanted--something from craftster or elsewhere.  Or make up your own!  So this could be open to knitters and crocheters; anybody that wants to join.

Any takers?   
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2004 08:49:58 AM »

Hi Wootwoot,

I'm in.  I just bought the yarn for this yesterday.  However, before I totally commit, I may be delayed as I think I bought the wrong type of yarn.  I couldn't find the recommended one.

Can you help me figure out whether it'll work?  I posted a shot of the yarn on my blog - http://passioknit.blogspot.com

It is a beautiful poncho.  I hope it'll work with the yarn as it just so lush and soft.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2004 08:53:24 AM »

well, considering that I was just about to start a poncho...  I'm in!   Cheesy  maybe this will keep me motivated.

this is what I'm knitting, but in a cream color (because I have it already and I'm never going to use it, I'd much prefer black)
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12387.0
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2004 01:35:57 PM »

I'm in, although I don't really have a pattern. I'm just knitting a big rectangle.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2004 02:43:46 PM »

Hi Wootwoot,

I'm in.  I just bought the yarn for this yesterday.  However, before I totally commit, I may be delayed as I think I bought the wrong type of yarn.  I couldn't find the recommended one.

Can you help me figure out whether it'll work?  I posted a shot of the yarn on my blog - http://passioknit.blogspot.com

It is a beautiful poncho.  I hope it'll work with the yarn as it just so lush and soft.

I might be a little bit delayed, too.  The yarn that I thought was going to work is probably not, so I'm looking for a new one.  I'll let you know when I find a good one.  I found a little bit of the Katia Twist on ebay, but only 2 skeins, and not the color that I want.  Basically I'm looking for the cheapest yarn that I can find that will work.   

I don't know if the Filtes King yarn will work or not, although that would be awesome.  It looks so soft and I love wool.  I guess you could try it and if it doesn't seem to be working out you could frog it and save it for another project. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2004 02:54:08 PM »

Wootwoot, the yarn is just divine.  It's knits up beautiful in stockinette stitch. I think I'll try it and just see what happens.

Btw, I was in a yarn store today and I asked about Katia.  She didn't have it, but recommended this - http://www.yarns-and.com/FiltesKing/FKkikki.htm ... I think.  It's very similar to the Katia.

HTH.
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2004 03:47:35 PM »

Wootwoot, the yarn is just divine.  It's knits up beautiful in stockinette stitch. I think I'll try it and just see what happens.

Btw, I was in a yarn store today and I asked about Katia.  She didn't have it, but recommended this - http://www.yarns-and.com/FiltesKing/FKkikki.htm ... I think.  It's very similar to the Katia.

HTH.

Oh, wow.  That yarn is beautiful.  But about a zillion dollars out of my price range.  $72/ball seems a little crazy.  I'm kind of having to go economy on this one.  I'm going to the store tomorrow to see if I can find something I can use. 

But once I make my first million, I'm definitely going to pick me up some of that FiltesKing. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2004 03:50:22 PM »

Okay, everybody, glad that people are interested.  I even made a button for the knit-along, which you can use if you want to link to this thread.  I just wanted one for my blog because I'm a little bit of a button junkie. 



If you do decide to use it, please don't hotlink. 

I can't wait to see everybody's ponchos.   
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2004 06:58:35 PM »

Wootwoot, I have a feeling that price is wrong.  I can find it for $7.25CDN, so for the US you're probably looking somewhere between $4 to $5.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2004 01:09:16 PM »

well, I'm over half done on my poncho.  I have one rectangle done and about 1/4 of the other.  I can't wait to get it done!
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2004 05:00:15 PM »

I got this pattern today too, I'd love to join a knitalong but I have to look into buying the yarn first. Wootwoot--Katia Twist is on clearance at http://knit2purl2.com/katia_twist.html for $4.13 a ball.
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2004 01:19:03 PM »

I'm all for it. I'm knitting poncho #4 from Family Circle's Easy Knitting, Fall 2004.

Working in Plymouth Encore (75% acrylic, 25% wool, $5.50 a skein, using 8-10 skeins) with 2 strands on #13 circular needles. It's rocking along...
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2004 01:29:36 PM »

I will be done this weekend!  I will!  hopefully even tonight (?)!   Grin  I'll try to post pics as soon as I can get them.
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2004 09:55:04 AM »

heck ya i want one.. and i love haw it is so versitle! 3 awomse projects in one!! seems time consuming thou. and ive never used cirr. needles before. . . not sure how id tackel this one
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2004 12:32:34 PM »

I'm in! I started the Cape Mod poncho from SnB last winter, but it got warm again before I finished. Drat! I just dug it out of my WIP pile this morning, and brought it to work so I could work on it here since it's kind of slow today. (Shh, don't tell my boss!) I'm not doing it exactly as the pattern says - I'm leaving off the turtleneck and the eyelash yarn embellishment, and am using Lion Brand Thick & Quick in a charcoal grey color instead of Rowan Big Wool. (I love Big Wool, but not the big money it costs.)

I'm already about half way through - I'm hoping to finish it before the weekend. Can't wait to see how everyone's projects turn out!
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2004 11:39:07 PM »

Hi everybody!  I'm excited to see your ponchos.  I've kind of scrapped the funky poncho until I have a little more in the way of fundage so that I can get some yarn that I really like.  But...I am still doing a poncho.  A stuffed dog poncho.  My little cousin and I were at the Build A Bear Workshop (http://www.buildabearworkshop.com) a couple of weeks ago and she wanted to buy a poncho for her stuffed dog, but I objected, saying that $7 was too much for a poncho the size of a hand towel.  So now I'm making one.  I'm making the pattern up as I go, so that it will fit around the weird dog shape, so I hope that it turns out. 
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2004 05:40:04 AM »

Mine's HERE: http://creativeexile.blogspot.com. If you're getting there later in the month (or year), it's the entry called, natch, "Poncho FINITO!"

Just finished it last night (10/26). Horrible picture, but, you get the idea!

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