Is it a poncho? Is it a wrap? The designer, Vladimir Teriohkin names his design Helio Poncho, which means combining form. Whatever you call it, it could not be easier to knit and exceedingly fun to wear. Think, a few inches of ribbing, followed by a rectangle in straight stitch with a hole in it towards one end, and ending with the same number of inches in ribbing. When complete, pick up stitches around that hole for a nice 8 inch cowl. It is as simple as that. Knitted in Homespun from Lion Brand, a chunky, curly yarn, it knits up quickly and is impressively soft.. Wear it casual with moto joggers for Christmas tree shopping or fancy it up with more formal wear for an evening out, The photographer snapped these photos while I was adjusting the multitude of ways of wearing. We are at a Buffalo-famed ice cream shop, Anderson’s who rents out their lot to a Christmas tree farm every holiday season. Paul Bunyan has stood proudly for years positioned along a main drag to announce the farm’s return to the local community. So, here we are starting out where I’ve slipped this rectangle over my head, short length in front.
Front and back views, below.
Close ups of the neck detail.
Here, I am bringing up the back. The length gets pulled in front for the wrap.
Using a cross over bag helps to keep the wrap securely in place.
The flat bed seemed perfectly positioned for a photo.
Maybe, this one. Truth is, my tree is already up and fully decorated.
This lumberjack’s wearing short sleeves and I’m all bundled up. Aren’t we festive?
Please note: Not only is this pattern terrific fashion forward fun, it is one of a host of [FREE] patterns found on the Lion Brand website. These patterns are often designed by the very designers you see in Vogue Knitting. Does it get any better than that?