Newsletter 657

by Meg Strong


Yearlong Knitalong: March!

Early in the Pandemic, Shayron completed one of her "bucket-list knits": the Escher Poncho, originally published in an issue of knit.wear from Spring 2016! If you've joined our last two knitalong Zoom calls, you've seen her wearing it! The Escher Poncho pulls inspiration from both modern art and scrap quilting. It's made in three separate striped and biased strips that are then seamed together to create a unique, dimensional fabric. A garter-stitch border adds a pop of contrasting color on the exposed edges. We're in love with the graphic quality of this one!


You'll need 600 yards each of two colors for the body of the poncho and 200 yards of a contrasting color for the border, all in worsted weight. We used Classic Wool from Ella Rae; the possible combinations are almost limitless!

Shop Classic Wool HERE! You'll need 3 skeins each of two different colors and 1 skein for the contrasting border. Purchase the Escher Poncho pattern HERE!

(Finished object photos: © Interweave Knits)


Mauna Hat

We shared our in-progress version of Leila Raven's Mauna Hat with you last week and thought you'd like to see the completed project. We made good use of our snowed-in time!

The Mauna hat is a beauty, featuring lovely little skill-building nuggets; a teensy little Latvian braid right above the brim and easy, two-color stranded knitting. If you've been wanting to try your hand at either, we think this one is a perfect pattern to begin with!

We used Spincycle Wilder and Dyed in the Wool, both of which you can find HERE! You'll need one skein of each to complete your hat. We used Wilder in Light Grey and Dyed in the Wool in Stay Out of the Forest.

Purchase the Mauna Hat pattern HERE!