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Archive for November 5th, 2013

A couple days ago I “shouted out” about my finished purple poncho shawl.  Now here is the blocking method I used. I washed it on the gentle cycle in the washing machine. I then dried it on the air fluff cycle moving it up to ultra care towards the end. The end did not mean dry…just damp. As I laid it out on the drying table, I wasn’t pleased with the way it was going to dry. There were would be lines that I didn’t want. The solution was the dress form….it has dried/blocked beautifully! I also washed/blocked the original version.

I was asked about the pattern…here are some more details. The yarn used was MaggiKnits cotton linen, the 4-row mini-mock cable  pattern came from Weekend Knits, and the sizing was 18″ x 54″. You can choose your yarn and stitch pattern, i.e. mini-mock cable pattern. Once you have knit this long piece you bring a cast on or cast off edge over to a selvdage edge and sew the edges together. In fact, the detailed instructions  for  assembly are posted on the Skein Lane site. Scroll to Poncho Fever and you will be set!

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