I love all the Poncho's you ladies have made, they are gorgeous. I hope my first attempt turns out half as nice.
With regard to those querying measurements of the rectangles. I read an article the other day that basically listed three adult sizes and always had the short side of the rectangle half the length of the long side. eg. if you knit 11" wide, make it 22" long.
This looks a good pattern
and you will notice it uses the same principal.
I am confused by your sizing in the States though and not sure how to interpret them into Australian sizes. For my 5year old I think I will do the tween/teen size.
I also made up a pattern as someone else mentioned out of paper and tried it for size.
With regard to the fringing, I really like the crochet look and will give it a try when I get that far, but if all else fails some fringes like on that Lion brand pattern will still finish it off just nicely I think and not half as complicated as crochet for those of us who have never done it 8)
I am no expert, far from it but have been researching Ponchos for kids for the past 3 days non-stop so my head is full of Poncho information
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