If you are like me, and love easier to knit patterns, but want to up your game just a little bit, I found this awesome video on knitting a poncho.
I have already done my share of scarves, and slippers and shawls, but ponchos are fun. I used to wear one all the time in the 60s as a kid (now I am dating myself). They were easy to throw on and kept your arms free to do whatever while at the same time they could be cozy and warm when you wrapped yourself in one.
A poncho is also the next step from a shawl or scarf but maybe you are not quite ready for that complicated sweater, so some of these look like sweaters, but are basically two large knitted squares with a neck attached, so you simply slip this over your head, no sleeves to worry about. They are very fashionable especially for the fall months. A knitted shawl is nice, but sometimes you want something that will stay on by itself i.e.: slip over the head.
I love the neck on this one. It makes it look like a full sweater but you don't have to fit it to your body the same way you would with a top. This simply slips over your head for those cooler days, but I feel the looseness of it adds to the style as you can see above.
You can still spend your evenings creating the simply squares but might have to concentrate a little bit when it comes to the neck. She has a free pattern online for this pattern which I think I will try myself. Let me know what you think?
I love tutorials, especially videos because they are so visual. I don't do well with just a written pattern I love to be able to see just how to do a particular stitch. I am getting back into knitting after many years away from it, but want simply stress free patterns to create while I relax and wind down in my evenings. Since a lot of the knitting is 2 x large rectangles I will enjoy many evenings working on this, and then take an afternoon and watch how to do the neck. I am going to choose some softer yet cozy yarns for this project.
My name is Diane and I love all arts and crafts including painting, drawing and knitting (I painted the bee above!) I decided after many years to take up knitting again and needed simple patterns that I could do while watching TV or listening to music that would help dial down stress. I hope you enjoy some of my own projects as well as ones I have found.