Currently I’m all about easy projects, because quite honestly, I’m not in the mood to pay attention to my knitting. Not that I don’t enjoy complex lace projects complete with a double yarn over, purl two together through back loop, and other nonsense. They have their place. But sometimes you just want to sit down and knit stockinette for three hours straight and not stress out about whether you’re on line 27 or 31 in the pattern.
If this sounds like something to which you can relate, then check out Amberly’s Paper Poncho! Why is it called the Paper Poncho you ask? The name originates from an attempt to describe the many ways the paper poncho could be worn. Amberly used a small piece of paper wrapped around her finger in order to demonstrate it, and it was so effective that the pattern was then titled the Paper Poncho.
Amberly knit this simple, yet stylish poncho out of three skeins of Feza’s Alp Natural using size US 9, 32” needles. This yarn is perfect for this project because of the many textures in the yarn. While it is relatively solid in color, the yarn changes from smooth to uneven and from thin to thick, giving the poncho a stunning effect. If you’re interested in knitting your own paper poncho, check out the “free patterns” section of the blog! -Michael