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Old 03-31-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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Hooded blanket/hoodie/poncho/warm winter wrap thingy
My mom is frequently cold, so for her birthday gift I've been playing with this idea of knitting a warm blanket for her. I want it to be all-inclusive, with a hood to keep her head warm, and sleeves or pockets to keep her arms and hands warm as well.

It sounds like a jacket, but I don't want it to look like a jacket. I want it to look like a rather large shawl/poncho with a hood.

I'm even open to crochet, which I'm not totally familiar with but I'm a quick learner ;]

I figured finding a pattern for it would be easy, but I've come across no such luck. I'm searching for seperate patterns to piece together, mix and match, and wing it and hope for the best! However, any any ANY help you guys can offer me would be much appreciated! Does anyone have any tips or point me in the direction of where I can find some? Thanks so much!

By the way, this is so cute! I keep glimpsing at it while I'm typing, such distracting little smileys. ->
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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I've never heard of a pattern like that..
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:28 PM   #3
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http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/2...iva-ruana.html maybe somethng like this, a ruana, and add a hood to it?
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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I know that I have seen a pattern similar to this. I'm at work now but will check when I get home to find the pattern. If I remember correctly it's in Creative Knitting magazine. Will get back to you tomorrow.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:29 PM   #5
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You could easily add a hood to this.

I started my own version of this (diff gauge, altered style) using the image just as a ref guide. (Pic below of back of my version.) I'm planning to add shawl collar and not button the 'sleeves.'

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:31 PM   #6
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If unable to view the Lionbrand link, here's the poncho.

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Old 04-03-2008, 11:18 PM   #7
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Just came across this crochet 'shawler'. Looks like it might do what you descibe.
http://crochetcabin.bravehost.com/
Quite tempted to try that one myself.
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Jints! That really does seem to fit the bill of the original poster's request. Looks super comfy.

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I would love to make that out of Malabrigo worsted.

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Originally Posted by Jints View Post
Just came across this crochet 'shawler'. Looks like it might do what you descibe.
http://crochetcabin.bravehost.com/
Quite tempted to try that one myself.
I have made a bunch of these in crochet, but now shell has come out with one in Knit also!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=15005987

I love the crochet ones and cant wait to make the knit one too.

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