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Old 03-06-2005, 08:18 PM   #1
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Martha's Poncho?
Did anyone get a good look at that great-looking poncho Martha Stewart was wearing when she got "sprung"? It was in shades of black and grey (I think) and looked like it had a really neat edging on it. It was sophisticated enough that it looked good on a 60+ woman. I like ponchos on young girls, but don't feel that I would wear one myself, epecially with fringe or a fluffy edge. Anyone have any good poncho pattern ideas for a "mature" woman?
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Old 03-06-2005, 08:59 PM   #2
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Sorry i don't have a pattern for one, however, i thought Martha's was beautiful. From what i read on her site an inmate made it for her.

Also the pattern is going to be posted in the future on her site if anyone is interested!
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:54 PM   #3
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Thank you Fitcook for mentioning it! I was going to but was afraid to start controversy.

Anne, thank you too for the helpful info. I haven't visited Martha's site since she was "sprung".

I was wondering if maybe this was what she had been referring to when it was disclosed she'd mentioned to someone that she was doing some crochet in "the joint". Martha referred to her crochet skills more or less as: "very basic." I was thinking perhaps that poncho was crocheted. Talk about complex detail!

I thought it looked great on her. The color was perfect for a mature woman too. I was amazed that the back part didn't get scrunched up from sitting on it. I wonder if she didn't throw that on just as she was exiting the truck? :thinking:

I learned to knit because of Martha. I started crochet as an offshoot from that. I've never worn a poncho in my entire life (close though, with capes), but loved the one she was wearing.

If anyone learns of that pattern, I'd appreciate knowing about it! I suppose a lot of other people would too.
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Old 03-07-2005, 05:04 PM   #4
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Dressed in a fashionable black suit, Stewart held up the gray and white poncho she wore when she left prison on Friday. She said it did not come from a fancy store — but was crocheted by a fellow inmate.

“The night before I left she handed me this ... and said, ‘Wear it in good health,”’ Stewart said. “I hope she is reading the news and looking at television because I’m so proud of her.”

I hope Martha will be able to post the pattern on her site. I will keep checking.
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:36 PM   #5
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I was watching the 5 O'Clock news today. Martha was showing her poncho. She held it up saying she will try to get the pattern from the inmate that made it.

She also told the Media she has received many emails requesting the pattern.
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:50 PM   #6
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Martha's poncho
I was pleased to see Martha wearing a poncho because I love them and don't want them to disappear after just one season. Two I have made that I think are nice for those of us who are old enough to remember the last time they were so popular: The Cabled Poncho in the holiday 2004 Vogue knitting - I made it on circular needles, I hate to seam; and the capelet poncho from Morehouse Farms - its also knit in the round and very simple. I think a simple pattern made with quality yarn is elegant.
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Old 03-07-2005, 07:09 PM   #7
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She also told the Media she has received many emails requesting the pattern.
Ooooh, I have soooo little doubt they're being besieged! There's at least 2 people interested in my own family...let alone the rest of the world!!!

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I was pleased to see Martha wearing a poncho because I love them and don't want them to disappear after just one season. Two I have made that I think are nice for those of us who are old enough to remember the last time they were so popular: The Cabled Poncho in the holiday 2004 Vogue knitting - I made it on circular needles, I hate to seam; and the capelet poncho from Morehouse Farms - its also knit in the round and very simple. I think a simple pattern made with quality yarn is elegant.
I was surprised to see her in a poncho on such a cold night. I remember those gawwwwd awful color combo's the old poncho styles were in and I wouldn't be caught dead in one of those. I agree, the right yarn, color and pattern makes all the difference. You can either look like Clint Eastwood in High Plains Drifter....or you can look like Martha springin' Camp Cupcake.
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Thanks for the feedback. I saw the news later that day, and indeed, there was the infamous poncho! I have always been a bit neutral on Martha myself, but I will keep track of her now to get that pattern

Whoever finds out about the pattern, please post details. Thanks, all!
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got to have it
Martha's poncho is the hot topic on a couple of other forums, one of which has some heavy artillery going from women who can't stand her. It turned political very fast... geez. Nice to see that didn't happen here, it's about the poncho after all! (tkga website)i
Then I stumbled into a website I was never in and they were really on the trail... as I was searching for a picture of it my husband burst in the door and said it was on tv. what a gas

Wouldn't it be nice if the woman who made it got to sell the pattern, or something... some thanks. Well, this is the first poncho I've wanted to make. It's elegant, not too thick not too thin... and I love the pretty bottom scallops. I'm going to make it in blue & white though which is what I thought it was.

I think it will be on her website soon but I'll bet somebody can figure out how to make on their own.
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Old 03-08-2005, 08:02 PM   #10
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Oh my goodness. I am glad you are all so nice. I had no idea that the topic could have been a hotbed of dissension. I agree, that all seems so silly. It IS just about the poncho.

Does anyone have a link for a picture of it? I must honestly say that all I saw was a quick look as she was going up the steps to her airplane; I really only remember that the proportions were good and the scalloped edges were pretty.
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