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I had purchased some yarn in one of my favourite colours and wasn’t sure what to use it for - but I really wanted to use it! I came across the download pattern for this poncho - “Crochet Poncho in Wendy Aran” - on www.loveknitting.com and thought I would give it a try. It was my first attempt at an item of clothing and working to a specific full pattern. The pattern was an instant download and cost only £2.99 (but is now £2.95). This was a great summer poncho because it is light and simple. I actually ended up giving it to my daughter and she loves wearing it.
The finished size is to fit chest/bust size 32″ (81.5cm) -36″ (91.5cm).
The pattern was worked mainly in UK Treble Crochet/tr [US Double Crochet/dc] continuously round without turning.
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Sirdar Supersoft Aran (shade - Pepperminty 819, Oatmeal 859)
4 Pepperminty & 1 Oatmeal x 100g (3.5oz/258yds/236m) balls.
Weight category: UK Aran [US 4/Medium/Worsted/Aran].
Tension/gauge: 18 stitches x 24 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 5mm/UK 6 [US H/8] hook.
The crochet hook I used was a 4.5mm/UK 7 [US 7].
I would give the Sirdar Supersoft Aran yarn a 3 out of 5 for the following reasons:-
- It was very easy to work;
- There is a large choice of colours available;
- The feel of it was brilliantly soft, flexible and stretchy;
- The cost of yarn is not that reasonable - I paid about £3.25 per 100g ball;
- Would I use this yarn again? YES. Although, I did have difficulty with the batch number differences. As I had bought some of the balls at different times the batch numbers were different and when I tried using them both for this project you could see a significant difference in colour and texture. I had to try and source more with the same batch number. Luckily www.loveknitting.com had what I needed. I was able to “Live Chat” with them to confirm they had the batch number before I placed the order and they dispatched it straight away.
I hope this brings you creative joy and inspires you to start your own yarn-tastic journey.
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