When Marly Bird started her Spring KAL (My First Socks), I saw a few people on FB using Red Heart Yarns Faux Fair Isle yarn.
I had already purchased the yarn I wanted to use, however I found the yarn on sale and with a coupon I purchased two skeins for $2.50.
So, I needed a pattern.
Along came an email from Red Heart for the Faux Fair Isle Poncho-perfect!
I cast on an XL.
I chose to use gray as my body color and was liking the look!
Then, I switched to a larger cable and, uh-o, it was way too small.
Seriously small…and, per the pattern I only had a small bit to go.
Continue or stop???
Well, I opted to continue as the pattern was written.
Tadaaaahhhh, my Faux Fair Isle Poncho!
Super cute and SUPER SMALL.
I must be a tight (and I mean TIGHT) knitter.
I believe the size is actually listed as XL-2XL in the pattern.
So, what to do?
Give it to Miss ME of course!
Although this didn’t work out for me, I did learn some things.
First, how to make one right and left…there were many opportunities in the pattern and I feel confident now.
Also, this used a super stretchy bind off!
I’m so glad I learned this, I know I’ll use it again!
No project is a failure, I learn something every time!
Onto finishing the next WIPs (socks and Hagrid’s Home Blanket).
Joining others at Ravelry’s Year of Projects.
Have a great week!
Yarn: Red Heart Faux Fair Isle in Derby 1 skein and Vanna’s Choice in Linen 1.25 skein.
Needles: US 8
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