Finally. It’s ready for you.
I love this thing! Now that the chilly mornings have arrived, I have been living in Stoneland. This is the first poncho I have ever owned, and I lament the decades of my life that have passed without such a fabulous accessory in my daily knitwear arsenal. It’s cozy like a shawl, bigger than a scarf, and doesn’t fall off your shoulders all the time. There’s nothing to tie or secure. It’s like a blanket you wear, except you look MUCH better than if you were actually wearing a blanket.
I know a lot of you think you aren’t poncho/wrap people (uh, hi Mom) …and, until this year, I WAS just like you. But now I know: PONCHOS ROCK. Seriously. I have already cast on two more.
Stoneland is knit in 100% alpaca Puna Amano sportweight. It’s light and soft with an easy cable fabric. The pattern also includes little tricks to avoid cabling with a cable needle to save time. (Thank you to all the readers who encouraged me to figure that out. It was well worth the ten minutes I spent on YouTube.)
This is how you knit Stoneland: knit a rectangle and sew the short end to the long end. Then you are done. Although Stoneland does include a teeny tiny bit of i-cord edging on one end for a clean finish.
I love how the neckline lays just so! And it’s so cozy.
Stoneland is available on Ravelry for $6.00 USD. If you are a subscriber, check your email for a 25% off code. Even if you aren’t in the market for a poncho pattern right this minute, please consider taking a moment to add the pattern to your Ravelry favorites so you can find it again in the future.
The pattern includes sizing for small through extra large. Written instructions include all measurements in both metric and English units. Stoneland has also been tech edited and test knit by a cadre of fabulous knitting enthusiasts.
I truly enjoyed knitting Stoneland, and I hope you do too. This is a great knit for fall (or any season). I love that the stitch has texture without being too busy. It’s subtle, but not just stockinette. This results in a piece that is very wearable but not severely boring.
Please visit the Ravelry page for Stoneland here. I hope you love this one as much as I do.
As always. many thanks to the beautiful and talented Anna for modeling for me. Mwah.
And, joining the Yarn Along and between books (yikes!)