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ArtLady1981
03-29-2009, 01:45 PM
I made 3 of these ponchos in 3 days. They knit up fast!
These are the first 2, for Fiona and Celeste.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3442/3405502544_dac0eeb999.jpg?v=0

This is Laila's:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3404738967_59ced797b1.jpg?v=0

I modified the collar. I made a rolled collar for 8 rows; then an eyelet row; the 2 knit rows; then the increase rows; then the lace rows.

Threaded a satin ribbon through the eyelets to help
the mother's tighten the collar if they so choose:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3664/3404739485_9b82dce370.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3579/3405550174_9969313b8e.jpg?v=0

Bottom ruffle:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3455/3395109749_c2bb673b09.jpg?v=0

The KIDDIE CAPELET (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kiddie-capelet), a free pattern on Ravelry!
However, I modified it to fit older girls, not just toddlers.

YARN: Needful Arts Geranium, color 6050 Strawberries 'n Cream. On sale at Elann for $16.75 per bag of 10.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3446/3389949339_bd82f1ed99_m.jpg
I used 5.5 sk on the larger poncho, and 4.5 sk for the smaller ponchos.
Yarn is 104 yds per sk.

The large poncho is 22" and the smaller ponchos are 17".

If you want my formula for the modified pattern (made larger to fit older girls), message me.




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Jenelle
03-29-2009, 02:36 PM
That is so adorable! :inlove:

I really like how that yarn knitted up too. Gorgeous as always artlady. :thumbsup:

dreamsherl
03-29-2009, 06:39 PM
You do such lovely work ArtLady. :cheering: :cheering:

Slim
03-29-2009, 07:18 PM
Oh, how pretty! I love the color, and it's such a sweet little pattern. Hope you'll post a pic of her modeling it.

mks22300
03-29-2009, 07:23 PM
That is so pretty!

Lieuvena
03-29-2009, 07:46 PM
:inlove: That is very pretty!

sue in canada
03-29-2009, 08:55 PM
Very cute. Love the colour.

wezyus
03-30-2009, 01:25 AM
Wowwwwwwww's very nice ..u always knit beautifully...ur family must be proud of u ...thnsk for sharing

GirlChris
03-30-2009, 03:51 AM
that's really pretty

ritaw
03-30-2009, 08:18 AM
I love it ! The yarn you have chosen is just perfect. Nice job :)

WandaT
03-30-2009, 08:32 AM
That is just too cute!!! Love the pattern! It's SO easy! I'd love to turn this into an adult capelet! Love this idea.

margz3
03-30-2009, 10:45 AM
Beautiful! What pretty yarn for a little girl :)

MerigoldinWA
04-01-2009, 11:06 PM
Cute capelet! I like the ruffly edge. Beautiful yarn. Are there yarn overs on the lower part, or did largish needles make it lacy looking?

saracidaltendencies
04-01-2009, 11:11 PM
Hoe beautiful, and I LOVE the yarn!

ArtLady1981
04-02-2009, 05:09 AM
Cute capelet! I like the ruffly edge. Beautiful yarn. Are there yarn overs on the lower part, or did largish needles make it lacy looking?

The second half is K2T-yo-K1 all the way round.

Finally, when the lacey 'skirt' is about the length you want the pattern says to inc 1 st in every st all the way around (K1f&b), which doubles the st count. Knit a few more rows or inches, and bind off. For the last 2 rows I increased my needle from a 15 to a 17!

AngieLanigan
04-02-2009, 11:45 AM
oooh, it's beautiful! I love the colour, and the stitch pattern is really neat!

ArtLady1981
04-09-2009, 08:11 PM
A 4th and final set of the Princess Ponchos / matching bag!
Was gonna make 5, but got tired of it. Maybe later!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3603/3427890700_d3eaa07a8a.jpg?v=0
A more rufflier ruffle: on row 1 of ruffle, I increased 1 in each stitch (k1f&b) plus M1 inbetween each stitch. Phew. With a US17 needle!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3427080815_9228c9a14a.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3427891162_0bf23ae2ef.jpg?v=0

MerigoldinWA
04-09-2009, 10:25 PM
You got closer to your goal of 5 before you burned out than I could have done. Congratulations on 4!

Everytime I look at that lace work at the bottom in that yarn I am reminded of a dress my grandmother crocheted for me when I was a baby. It was a blue/white variegated thread and had the same feel as what you got on this.