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knitqueen
05-18-2005, 10:09 PM
I am making a poncho for my 5 year old niece. I am using Bernat Softee Chunky which is actually a really nice soft feeling yarn. I am using THIS (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/ccw-childsPoncho.html) pattern, which is basically the same as YarnMommy's directions for a simple poncho, making 2 rectangles and seaming them together. This worked great for another poncho I made, but it was with a fuzzier, bumpier yarn, and the stitch itself doesn't even show at all - it just looks like a nice cozy fabric. With the yarn I'm using for this one though, the garter stitch is really obvious and kind of ugly in my opinion.

Is there another stitch I could use that would look nicer?? I would do stockinette except that it rolls itself.

Any suggestions??

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Nuno930
05-18-2005, 11:06 PM
I'm not familiar with the yarn you are using... but what about a seed stitch?

KellyK
05-18-2005, 11:15 PM
OR, check out some of THESE STITCH PATTERNS (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/stitches.php)

knitqueen
05-19-2005, 12:20 AM
Thanks to you both! I'm going to go with the moss stitch -- similar to seed stitch I guess except that it's Row 1&2 K1P1 and Row 3&4 P1K1. It looks a whoooooole lot nicer than garter stitch but will be a lot more work and won't finish as quickly but that's okay. I'll actually have to keep track of my rows ;)

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