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« on: January 23, 2005 12:48:16 PM »

I made this mini poncho with a pattern I changed a little from The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville (page 48 in the book).  Instead of only knitting in the round, I added three rows of eyelet after every 9 regular rows (row 1:  *k2tog, yo*; row 2: K all).  I used two skeins of TLC Essentials yarn - yeah for another cheap poncho for under $10.00!  This was knit in the round on size 8 needles.

This book has excellent descriptions and photographs on how to do things, although there are only a few patterns that I find interesting.  I think it was a valuable buy just for the tutorials. 

link to book on amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1893762130/qid=1106512868/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-4485012-9536137?v=glance&s=books

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2005 10:29:36 AM »

I really love it!
Does anybody know of a similar pattern for free?  Roll Eyes
I love your choice of yarn too Wink The colours are beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2005 02:12:26 PM »

Carina, the Paris Loop pattern from Magknits is free and very similar (different neckline, however).  You can check it out here:


Edit: Carina, just saw that you made the Minisweater from Glampyre.  The Paris Loop is her design also.
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2005 02:09:39 PM »

Thank you so much mojisha! I think I've found my next project Smiley
I can't knit with circulars, though... But I'll try it with straight needles anyway Wink

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2005 10:59:22 AM »

Please post pictures!  I want to make one of these sometime, but I already had one that I bought (before I learned to knit). Let me know how it goes!

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