Interweave Knits Summer 2018: Winona Poncho
I am in love with this summer poncho, which is still a little hard to say considering my past hatred for these types of garments. My very recent poncho awakening started with the Cadencia Poncho, but the Winona Poncho by Mone Dräger from Interweave Knits Summer 2018 is the one I want to cast on first. The drape, lace pattern, and fringe make this beautiful piece unforgettable, and you can wear it through any season because it’s the quintessential layering piece. The lace pattern and fringe really help it stand out in a wardrobe, creating an irresistible accessory you’ll be dying to wear again and again.
You knit this poncho back and forth in one piece and then graft it. It’s a great summer knitting project for someone who wants a break from super-easy projects but still wants to knit on the go. The yarn, Louet North America Euroflax Sport, gives this piece its stunning drape and all-season wearability. That’s because of its content: 100% wet-spun linen, which is machine washable and even safe for the dryer! Euroflax Sport comes in a great variety of 25 colors, from calming neutrals to vibrant hues, so you’re sure to find something that works for your wardrobe.
I can’t wait to cast on for this wonderful summer knitting project. And though I know I don’t need to rush (because I can wear it in the fall and winter), I imagine the knitting will go quickly after I memorize the stitch pattern.
So what do you think? Are ponchos making a comeback, or have they never gone out of style?
DESIGNER Mone Dräger
FINISHED SIZE 24¾ (32¾)” wide and 22½ (32½)” long, not including fringe. Sample shown measures 24¾” on model with 32½” bust.
YARN Louet North America Euroflax Sport (100% wet spun linen; 270 yd [247 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #2364 natural, 3 (5) skeins.
NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24″ and 40″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); tapestry needle; crochet hook.
GAUGE 15 sts and 24 rows = 4″ in lace patt, blocked.