twig

Friday, April 08, 2016

Remember when I mentioned the mouse in my car?  Well, I'm so grateful that little fellow came for a visit.  You see, this project was stored in my car all winter.  For those times waiting.  But since I didn't want that mouse to make a nest out of my knitting, I rescued this project into the house.  I only had about 10 inches left to knit... so I did.  
 I could not be more pleased with results.  It was designed after the cashmere wraps that are sold where I work on Fridays and Saturdays.  Man, do I love those wraps.  I decided I could make one, but it would have to have the same sort of drape as cashmere.  This yummy yarn is pretty close.
I added a double crochet border along the edge to prevent curling.  If you are a crocheter, you rock.  As this was not as much fun as the knitting.  
While making it, I told Libby it was for her.  I've now told her maybe we should share.
It reminds me of the yoga shawl I made last summer.  However, I can honestly say it has much more drape.  It's a simple, easy pattern that requires minimal thought.
I made a pdf if you are interested in making one for yourself or your daughter or a friend.  That way you can share, too!

Pattern:  Twig
Yarn: 4 skeins Fyberspates scruptious DK/Worsted
Needles:  US size 8
Crochet hook: size G
Gauge: 18 st = 4"

Have a great weekend, friends!

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28 comments

  1. So pretty - both the color and the finished item!

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  2. I knit a cashmere wrap but stalled on sewing on the buttons. I hope I can use your wrap as a kick in the pants this weekend and get mine finished. You are much more motivating than a mouse.

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  3. So nice! Simple, elegant, & cozy all at once. Thank you for sharing, I think there may be a scrappy version in my future... xx

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  4. Thank you, Leslie, for another wonderful, practical and stylin' pattern! Can't wait to make a few....!!!

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  5. I cannot believe this is all lace weight. Wow-wee. Lovely finish.

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    1. oh no! i made a mistake in the link! so sorry!!! it's the dk weight. (the link is correct now.)

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  6. I love how you said 'only 10 inches' like it was nothing... That would have taken me a couple of weeks! but knitting time is very precious and rare around here these days. I love love love how the Twig poncho turned out- it's so elegant, I'm not surprised you want to share!

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  7. Love this--thanks for sharing your pattern.

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  8. this is so lovely!!! And thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I will be knitting this up very soon!!

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  9. Sorry you had a mouse but that is a beautiful project!

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  10. I am so going to make this! thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  11. It's beautiful, Leslie! I'm glad the mouse made you get it out and finish it!

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  12. That is beyond beautiful! I love it.

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  13. That is beyond beautiful! I love it.

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  14. Leslie - this is just beautiful! I wish I had seen it a few days earlier as I, too, have been looking for a simple poncho for the spring. I finally found Sidwell (http://juliehoover.com/portfolio/sidwell/) and am loving it so far knit with Cascade Pacific. Hopefully, it will move along quite quickly and then I can start yours! Thank you - thank you.

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    1. kathy... that pattern is beautiful! and looks like a lot of fun! enjoy!

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  15. aah thats gorgeous! I would love that.. or your yoga shawl.. as always, your knitting is inspirational :) and a pattern to boot?! you rock...
    best to you!
    Mauri

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  16. I love the gorgeous simplicity of this! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I can't wait to get the yarn, so I can make one for myself.

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    1. kathleen... i had a mistake with the link! so sorry! hope you purchased the dk weight! xx

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  17. I love this! Just to be sure, the yarn that you used is the dk yarn, yes? The link provided leads to a lace weight yarn. Also what color did you use? It is the perfect color!

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    1. thank you margaret for saving the day! i changed the link to the dk weight!
      xx and oh! it's the slate!

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  18. Priscilla4/15/2016

    This is simply beautiful! Thanks for being so kind in sharing your lovely patterns.

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  20. Dear Lesley, having seen the pics skimming through your blog, searched for this on Ravelry and didn't realise it was your own pattern. Beautiful, understated elegance. Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Dear Lesley, having seen the pics skimming through your blog, searched for this on Ravelry and didn't realise it was your own pattern. Beautiful, understated elegance. Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. The pattern is lovely....and easy! Can I substitute a different DK weight yarn?

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  23. The pattern is lovely....and easy! Can I substitute a different DK weight yarn?

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  24. Any idea how to downsize this for an 8 yo girl?

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