And it’s not even my own kid.
Usually when I think a kid is so cute my heart could burst, it’s because it’s Reed. I do have a few exceptions, however.
Like Celia. This young lady is going places. At the ripe old age of six.
Celia needed a new poncho. Auntie to the rescue.
This is relevant to you for several reasons:
- I designed a pattern that works up in a week of evening knit-flixing. If you have young people staring you down, in need of hand made gifts this holiday season, look no further. Plus the pattern uses Malabrigo Rios (affordable and gorgeous) and superwash (we are talking about children).
- The poncho is easy. Yes, there are a few short rows for that nice curvy bottom and a bit of i-cord edging on the neck. And a wee bit of three-needle bind off to seam the shoulders. Mostly, however, it’s just stockinette with a smidge of garter edging because folding and rolling knits increase my blood pressure significantly. There’s nothing fussy or incredibly innovate here. Sometimes simple is better, in my humble opinion.
- The pattern includes three size options to fit children age three to seven. Plus it’s a poncho, so needless to say, sizing is forgiving anyway. Thus, if you have more than one child in your life that requires a hand made gift sometime soon, this one, single pattern could very well be your one-stop shop.
I love Malabrigo Rios. The colorways are fabulous and the yarn is soft. (Celia HATES wool–won’t go near the stuff. Little does she know auntie just knit her a 100% wool poncho. Hee hee hee. I am so sneaky. Or maybe she knows and was just too polite to say.) Rios is also relatively affordable, and it’s superwash. Kids = dirty, messy, sticky everything-all-the-time.
I used the Indecita colorway, which reminds me of a mermaid tale. I already know I am going to knit myself a top of my own out of this stuff.
In the meantime, I am super happy to share this new pattern with you! It’s called Celia’s Poncho (hello creative me), and it’s available on Ravelry for $ 6 USD. Subscribers, check your inbox for a COUPON CODE to SAVE MONEY.Okay knitters, quick, off you go to knit a lovely little poncho for that kid in YOUR life that makes YOUR heart crack.