gradient poncho

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

So, this was the sweater I was going to wear to Rhinebeck.  I never did get to Rhinebeck this year.  (Life took a turn.)  However, I heard it was super warm that weekend.  So, I don't think I would have worn it anyhow.  Or, maybe I would have.  And suffered through the heat. 😊  
I think this is a fantastic pattern.   It's a pretty mindless knit, only keeping track of increases that give the piece shape.  As far as the knit, I love how it isn't big and bulky.  And, it isn't too cape like.  Not that I don't like those types of patterns.  But this is more of a sweater.  And, sort of like a shawl.  You can leave it on as if it is a sweater.  Or take it off as if it's a wrap.  It's perfectly perfect in my eyes.

Unfortunately, I haven't worn this as much as I envisioned.  Not because I don't love it.  Because I do.  But because it is just so darn nice.  Truly.  The yarn is just so dreamy.  It's one of those sweaters (poncho's)  I am afraid to wear because I don't want to hurt it!  You know, I have a fear of getting a big red stain on it from a red sauce.  Or from red wine.  Have you ever made anything like that?  A sweater you fear to wear?    I have only ever made a few where I have this same feeling.  My Hanne Falkenberg sweaters are definitely in that category.  And this.  This falls into that same category.  
However, I am going to try to wear it more.   I'll be the girl wearing a bib if I'm having a red sauce or a red wine.

I bought this as a kit from Adirondack yarns.  They offer three gradient choices.  I had the hardest time deciding between the blue or the grey shades.  The taupe is great, too.  I'd actually like one in every color.   Then I would wear them all!

Pattern: Gradient Poncho in grey by Adirondack yarns.

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11 comments

  1. I love this sweater slash poncho. The more ponchos I see, the more I want one for next winter. I still remember my first crotchet pink and burgundy one my grandmother made me as a child. We are funny creatures when it comes to saving favourite things. As I get older I realise life is to short not to use the good crockery and expensive wine glasses. Use all the precious things and enjoy.

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    1. oh dianne, you are so right! gonna put it on every chance i get! xx

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  2. It could be your white wine and spaghetti carbonara poncho.... :)

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    1. haha! that would be perfect kimberley! xx

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  3. Maureen11/30/2017

    I'm with Dianne - use the special and/or expensive things every day and enjoy them...life is too damn short! This sweater/poncho is just too beautiful to keep hidden away, Leslie...she wants to live a rich and full life, also! :)
    Rhinebeck wasn't meant for either of us this year...which would have been my first trip. Alison landed in the ER at 11:00 the night before I was leaving. Suddenly, Rhinebeck or anything else for that matter, was no longer important. I know you "get it." There's always next year, right?!
    Now take your beautiful knit out for a night on the town - you both deserve it! Hugs!

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    1. awe, maureen. so sorry alison ended up in the ER. i hope everything has been going well. and i will take your advice and get the gradient poncho and me out and about! thank you! xx

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  4. Your poncho is beautiful, Leslie! Wear it. You can always make another one!

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    1. sooooooo true, erin! that is great advice! :) xx

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  5. Oooh! Your poncho is gorgeous!

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  6. what a stunning poncho, looks so comfy! I keep seeing amazing ponchos, i need to knit one soon.

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  7. I think this has to be my next project!!

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