Monday, 3 March 2014

Madison Is Finished

On Saturday, after five months of knitting, a fractured and jammed finger, slipped stitches, and knitting fatigue, I finished the Madison poncho. I have to say that it was worth it, I felt proud wearing it to church on Sunday.

As I neared the finishing line, I was a little worried that I wasn't going to have enough yarn, but the small ball of remaining yarn sitting on my dressers tells me that I was worrying for nothing. I also worried that the cuffs would be tight around my arm, but they were a perfect fit. They're a great feature, and really set the poncho apart from others I've seen. They almost cover my whole hand,  and do the job of a good pair of gloves (black leather gloves will go perfectly with this).

For my first big project I am very veery pleased with the finished piece,  there was only one big mistake, which isn't visible unless you look very closely. The only thing I would change, if I could, would be the positioning of some of the decreases, but again it doesn't detract from the beauty of the finished piece.

If I had the time (and money to spend on the yarn) I wouldn't mind making another one.

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Just Wonderful!

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  2. Hi Diane, you have a lovely blog, I love this poncho you've made, it must have taken a long time to finish it. The cable detail is gorgeous, thanks for visiting my blog today :-)

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    1. Thanks for popping over Linda, the poncho took five months to complete. I hoped to finish it sooner but with three boys running around I was happy to finish it full stop.

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  3. I have started this poncho but am having an issue with the pattern. Where are rows 2, and 3 instructions? I know that sounds crazy but I have reread it several times and am stuck right at the beginning. Can you please help me?

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    1. Is that for the main body? Send me your email address and I can forward the instructions to you.

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