Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Introducing Molly

I thought I'd enter the crochet section of next year's competition. I must crochet a poncho. I thought ponchos were very 1970s and I'd struggle to find a pattern, but no, there are hundreds of patterns on Ravelry. But, as usual, the competition guidelines are very specific, which narrows it down a lot. I printed out a pattern of a lacy poncho that I liked and took it along to the information day last week. No, no, the experts told me, it's too open a pattern. The book says, 'Avoid patterns with large openings'. Right. I went back to Ravelry and concentrated on another guideline with says, 'A variety of colours, pattern stitches and yarn textures will result in an interesting article'. I think Molly fits the bill:
The Molly poncho was designed by Stacey Lozano. She named it Molly because it reminds her of Molly Weasley's sweater from Harry Potter.
Just to make the project a bit bigger, I plan to spin the yarn for the poncho. I'll be able to dye small amounts of many colours.


  1. Good choice , Jane ! Plenty of opportunity to showcase your talents :-)
    And the 'crossover / overlap' is Very interesting -- adds character.

  2. At first glance I thought it was knitted! - but now I can see the crocheted stitches. It would be a LOT of work, and lots of ends, but you could prepare your yarn in the way Kaffe Fassett used to instruct in his early books: just tie random lengths of different colours together into a great big ball!

  3. Ooh! That sounds like fun! I wonder why no lacy ponchos are allowed? Doesn't matter... this colorful one is adorable!

  4. Oh what fun! I like how this poncho seems to have more shaping. What colors will you use?

    1. I'm thinking Autumn colours, tho that's not cast in stone yet.

  5. You have chosen a lovely pattern, I had bright orange poncho in the 70s.