Finished Little Tourist Poncho

It’s the middle of February, we have single-digit temperatures, but Sonya’s spring poncho is finished! I think I got the sizing just right, it should fit her well in May (maybe even April! One can hope.), once the temperatures are a bit warmer.

Pattern: The Little Tourist Poncho by Jenni Lansing in the 18 month size, with no changes to the pattern at all! Well, one small change – I used the cables from the Silverfox Cardi for the panel of cables which runs down the center of the garment.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK in modern fair isle, 2 skeins and no more than 10 yards from a third, which is exactly what the pattern states. I originally bought only 2 skeins (450 yards) figuring that should be enough, but nope, I needed the specified 460! That’ll teach me!

As I mentioned earlier, I striped the 2 skeins throughout the work, either every 2 rows (when working flat) or every row (when working in the round), to make sure that any differences between the hand-dyed skeins wouldn’t be evident in the fabric. Even though the yarn has quite a bit of color sprinkled throughout, I was happy with the texture of the cables.

Needles, gauge, and finished dimensions: US6 Addi Turbos, which gave me the required 22 stitches and 28 rows per 4″ of circular knitting. The finished measurements after blocking are: 26″ “waist” circumference and 16″ long from the back of the neck. I think the dimensions and proportions are spot-on for my toddler :).

As I was photographing Sonya in this poncho, I couldn’t help but remember photographing Gregory at about the same age wearing the Deer Dress. Here are my cuties, side by side:

 
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8 thoughts on “Finished Little Tourist Poncho

  1. Jenna in MA

    “Hellooooo, the phone is ringing so I say hello. Hello, hello! Goodbye, when I’m done talking then I say bye-bye. What do I say again? Say bye-bye!”

    Love the dress!

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