The Harvest Poncho is now done. This chunky, cowl-neck creation is from a free pattern by Crochet With Carrie. I used Vanna’s Choice yarn in Silver Blue (a 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn) and a 6mm hook. The garment has a pronounced texture that eats up a lot of yarn, so I used almost exactly 11 skeins. If I had made a mock-turtleneck, it might have needed just 10.5 skeins. I do like this hefty, almost blanket-like fit, and although it is still way too hot in Korea today (30 C today), it should be cozy to wear by the end of October. This is a perfect item to match with skinny jeans and cute boots or sneakers.
I started working on the poncho when I was in California last month, and found the buttons at my local traditional market when I came back to Korea. I do love the buttons on this one – they are plastic, but have a glossy abalone look to them, which reflects many shades of blue and gray. I know the photos are hard to see, so I might make another small video that can show you the colors better.
If I could change some things, I would perhaps go a bit more easy on the turtleneck, and even try a mock-tneck on my next one. I would also like to see it in a thinner, drapier yarn, maybe a wool blend. Overall, I’m pleased, though. It was a blast to make, and so easy to assemble. The side ribbing is crocheted directly onto the garment. You can check out the free pattern here.
Now I can get back to finishing my Kodiak Wrap, another wonderful fall/winter pattern that is nearly done! See you again soon with another finished object. Take care!