I started to make a poncho with a vertical Dropped Cable stitch pattern.  I seamed it, then I tried it on… and I was surprised that it was an uncomfortable fit. The vertical cables were right next to my arm and did not have any stretch! So I put it into a time-out.

A month later, I unseamed the shoulder, and it was back to the simple rectangle. I put it on my shoulders, and I love to wear it as a shawl!

Surprising things happen during the design process. Sometimes (maybe most of the time), the first idea does not turn out to be what I was looking for. Thinking and thinking… then another idea comes out, and it works well.

Finished Measurements

18 1/2" x 54” [22” x 68”]   Shown here 18 1/2” x 54”

Yarn  Silk +  4 skeins  (shown in Caramel)

Needles  US #7 (4.5 mm) Needles