Blanket Poncho From Heck
|Pattern:||Patons Book 942, Wrap it Up!||Started:||2000|
|Yarn:||Patons Decor #1672 (grey heather)||Completed:|
I think I saw this pattern in a Mary Maxim catalog at some point in the early summer of 2000. I ordered it, along with the yarn and needles, and got to work! It was my very first cabled piece, and I slaved over it.
This was before I learned how to make a gauge swatch.
Unfortunately, when spread out over 269 stitches, getting 18 sts/inch instead of 20 sts/inch makes an enormous difference. Enough of a difference, in fact, that not only would it be too big to wear, but I realized about 1/3 of the way through that I was going to run out of yarn! And so was born my very first (knitted) UFO. I shoved it in a basket, put it in the corner of the living room, and have ignored it ever since.
So here are what I think are my choices with this project:
Here's what it looks like so far:
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