An updated poncho

I’m thinking about knitting a poncho. That word conjures up images of fringed-bobbled-acrylic-crochet monstrosities of the 70’s:

Yipes. There’s like five kinds of horrible happening at once there.

I want to make something simpler, in a nice deep olive green. Or maybe brown. Look at that nice cowl neck on the top one! And the middle one has this nice subtle herringbone stitch thing going on.

1. Easy Folded Poncho 2. Chaleur 3. Spine

Spine looks wild with all those rainbow triangles, but if you did the poncho in dark brown and all the triangle stuff in a solid color one shade lighter, it would be less kooky.

Before I get too excited I need to finish up the three or four things I already have on needles.



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  3. bethany · February 4, 2012

    love macrame!! although i am partial to all rainbow items… i think the simple grey poncho is a find. can’t wait to see progress and the final product!

  4. Nancy · February 1, 2012

    You should see the 70’s poncho I have, and the bright green frog macrame wall hanging that I should give to Sally for her basement decor!

  5. Kim · January 30, 2012

    Ooooh. I like the idea of a nice poncho and I really like the second one. Good luck!

  6. bonniehull · January 29, 2012

    I vote for #1, realizing, as I do, that it isn’t a democracy…one of the best things about 2012 is that it isn’t the 70’s…gad. xo

  7. Beth · January 29, 2012

    I’ve been thinking about ponchos of late too! I love the ones in your post, and I’m also quite taken with the Milkweed Capelet (

    • foxflat · January 29, 2012

      oo i like the capelet, and a bunch more on that designer’s ravelry page! The cocoon dolman-sleeved one is great:

      • Beth · January 29, 2012

        Cocoon is the perfect name for that pattern 🙂

  8. beth lehman · January 29, 2012

    HOLY COW!! I’ve just saved both the Easy Folded Poncho and the Chaleur within the last two weeks…. (I look at them both every other couple days!) although I am trying to do something with yarn I already have. Also trying to find something that’s not as expensive as the Eco Cloud…

    Love your blog – just found it through WhipUp…

    • foxflat · January 29, 2012

      Hi Beth! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello 🙂 I hear what you’re saying about the Eco Cloud…seems I’m always trying to find a cheaper (but not cheap looking) alternative to the suggested yarn. What is your ravelry ID?

  9. lauren · January 29, 2012

    Ooh! I like #2! Chaleur. I’m going to favorite it myself right now!

  10. Ella V · January 29, 2012

    I’m making a poncho too, a very simple one: two rectangle sewn together; there’s a sketch in my blog

    • foxflat · January 29, 2012

      I love the sketch you made! Are you going to write a pattern for it?

  11. sally · January 29, 2012

    Hey, who are you calling kooky? I probably can find one of those 70’s ponchos in the closet (or at least in the dress-up box.) It might be with the macrame plant hanger. 🙂

    Love the look of the gray herringbone stitch poncho. Even better than the 70’s!

    • foxflat · January 29, 2012

      hahah yeah I think my mom and aunt have some crocheted ponchos too. Definitely some macrame.

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