Round Yoke Poncho

This pattern caught my eye immediately when it was posted. It’s by Lion Brand, and though they’re calling it a poncho, it actually has cuffs, so it seems to be one of the new sweater-shawl  designs that have been cropping up lately. I ordered the yarn, LB’s Amazing, which is a single strand, wool acrylic blend, in the Strawberry Field colorway. The set up is a bit tricky, because the increases depend on moving markers every row, but after a few false starts, I got it right and it’s now working up quickly, on a size J-10 (6 mm) hook. Free pattern can be found here.

Cable Yoke Cardigan

This unusual pattern caught my eye because it features not only vertical cables, which I’m used to knitting, but horizontal ones as well, which I’ve never tried. Until now. Really looking forward to tackling a new knitting challenge. The pattern is available free of charge at the Paton’s yarn website. Very cool.

Casual Comfort Jacket

Image of Casual Comfort JacketThis just up on the Lion Brand website. I don’t usually use thick yarns, but I like the color gradations on this jacket. If I decide to make one, I’ll probably cut the length to about the hip line. Usually unlined jackets bag around the seat when they’re too long. This does look cozy, doesn’t it? And I like the self finished edges without buttons or button holes.

Just talked myself into it! Requires three skeins of Homespun Thick and Quick, and a 36 inch circular needle, size 13. First you make the front and the back, then cast on for sleeves.