Time Makes You Bolder
Ponchos are a great way to keep warm indoors and out. Cozy as a cardigan or blanket, they stay on your shoulders, and there’s no worry about fitting them over what you’re already wearing. Worked in sportweight yarn to a loosened gauge, the drape of the fabric and diagonal lines of the pattern flatter the figure whether you’re walking in the woods or curling up on the couch.
Time Makes You Bolder is basically a rectangle, folded in half and partially seamed at the top edge. You begin it by working a small triangular shawlette (ponch-ette?) from a garter tab cast on (construction tutorial included). Once the triangle reaches the height of the poncho, you place half of the triangle’s sts onto waste yarn while you work the remaining sts to create the front of poncho on the bias. After finishing the front, you return to the sts placed onto waste yarn, and work them to create the back of the poncho.
The pattern includes written instructions for both an Ombré version as well as a Gradient Stripe option, though the Gradient version also includes charted instructions for the striping.
$5.00 per pattern
One size: Approximately 16.5” high, 29” long (folded, after seaming)
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
For the Ombré Version:
4 skeins Freia Ombré Refined Sport (256 yds/75 g skein. Colorway Autumn Rose)
For the Gradient Stripe Version:
2 mini-skein packs of Wonderland Yarn’s Mad Hatter (colorway Too Much Pepper), and
1 skein Madelinetosh Pashmina (356 yds/skein. Colorway Wisteria). For the gradient version, you need different amounts of the colors–I used 210 yards of the Surprise Color (SC); about 175 yds each of CC2, CC3, and CC4; and way less of CC1 & CC5 (about 125 yards for each of those).