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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2004 11:57:54 PM »

What was the shape before you joined it. Was it a square, rectangle...?
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2004 01:34:34 PM »

The shape before I joined it was a very long rectangle.  You actually could have used it as a wrap or a shawl.  I laid it in front of me and it was very wide.  I just folded it over from right to left with the two short edges together.  What you have is a folded seam on the right and open seams on the other 3 edges.  Then I just started sewing from the top left corner across the top edge until I left about 12 inches for a neck hole.  I wish I had some way of drawing it, but I think this is pretty clear.  Then when you put your head through it, it makes an asymetrical poncho.  If you were to cast on a smaller number...it would be a bit shorter.  Easy.
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2004 08:33:47 PM »

what stitch did you use?   Wink Also, could you mention the dimensions of your poncho?  I just love how it fits on your model.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2004 02:33:22 AM »

I so agree with what emling said! It really looks classy! I'd like to give it a try actually. You said you used Big Softee yarn from Walmart... I did a search online and all I could find was Softee Chunky & Softee Baby was it one of those ones?  Huh
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2004 08:53:55 AM »

I think it was the softee chunky.......definatley not the softee baby.....I didnt keep the label. 
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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2004 05:58:09 AM »

Ok, I have been wearing the poncho some already and it is better than I thought!  I can't get over how much I like this cheapo yarn!  The only color I liked was the black (but I am partial to that anyway for my outer garments)  It is so light and hasn't "pilled" or stretched out at all!  I am a big fan of REALLY NICE yarns and I buy them any chance I can...but this is a great alternative...I am very surprised......I already have a friend who wants to buy this one from me.....maybe I will sell it and make me another one with different needles.....its only gonna cost a few bucks!   Wink
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2004 08:54:05 AM »

i made mine much smaller as you can see cause i wanted one of the little ponchos that are everywhere. and to snazz it up a bit i tied ribbons in with the fringe. and because of my lack of taking good photos of myself and being the only one here. my lovely chair volunteered to model it. the colour is more blue in person and has sheer 1/4 inch blue ribbon and 1/8th inch blue satin. looks fun. but still afraid to wear it out of the house.
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2004 08:06:55 PM »

Hey...it turned out great!  I know the chair dosen't do it justice...because its soooo stretchy and drapes so well.  I like the ribbon detail too!  Great job!
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2004 06:56:21 AM »

I just saw a poncho designed like this- the "make a big big rectangle and sew the top edge together" method-  at Ann Taylor!  It was a tighter knit - probably with something like 15s, you know what I mean? and was rather chunky yarn.  I really, really want one of these.... Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2004 03:07:52 PM »

thanks knitoramamomma.

pixelpusher- i want to make another that is tighter knit. i used 12mm needles and the yarn that knitoramamomma used. softee chunky. i think i want to make another now that is tigher knit in pink
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