Let me introduce you to my Inishmore Poncho pattern!
It all started before the pandemic. I adore cables and was messing around with swatches, playing with different combinations and yarns. Finally, just the right cables and just the right yarn came together and the Inishmore Poncho was born.
This poncho is not just “one size fits most”. I offer it in FOUR sizes, each carefully proportioned to fall at the mid- to upper-thigh in length, and just around the elbow in width. I even researched body proportions (radius vs humerous in the arm) so I could calculate the right width for each size. The neckline width is also proportional to create the right look for any body type.
Worked in DK-weight yarn, the poncho is constructed in two pieces, front and back, which are easily seamed together with a 3-needle bind-off. I created this poncho with the simply incredible Arbor yarn from Brooklyn Tweed. The yarn is my new favorite for cable work. It lends fabulous stitch definition and has a nice feel. I love that it’s made in the USA. I used a traditional natural color called Hammock for the pattern.
Early on, I worked up the poncho in a color (Wreath) that was discontinued. I usually shy away from photos that show a color that’s no longer available, but I’m going out on a limb here so you can see how nice the stitch definition is in the front cable:
I don’t know about you, but when I’m on the way out the door I don’t want to have to think too hard about what side is the front when I’m putting on my poncho. The neck is shaped, so I wanted to make sure the two sides were easy to identify. That’s why I used a different, but also very pretty, cable in the back (here again in the discontinued Wreath color):
The Inishmore Poncho is a wonderful accessory for Fall. It’s just enough to keep away the chill while hiking among golden-colored leaves, picking pumpkins out of the local patch, or gathering around one last fire in the fire pit before the snow flies. Find it here in my AudKnits Designs store on Ravelry.