Saturday, June 16, 2007

This fringe has been a headache

So I'm making this poncho for my 4-year-old niece. I saw a photo of a great one in The Yarn Girls' Guide to Knits for Older Kids - the little girl was twirling, making the fringe fly. That was it. I had to make that poncho. Had to make it. For some reason the pattern seemed big or was made out of mohair and was cost prohibitive so I made a revised version. Unfortunately, my poncho also looks like it is for an older years older...ugh! Math! I should have consulted my 11-year-old nephew regarding the math!

The good news is that the Knitting Answer Book is very useful for measuring out 10" pieces of fringe.

At first I just had the 'Stained Glass' fringe on but the black thread against the pink seemed too dark once I had it all on.
Fringe 1:

Fringe 2 was so hideous I won't scare you with the details but suffice it to say
it involved variegated pink mohair. When I folded it up and put it in my knitting bag, it looked like Barbie's dead pink dog. I'll say no more.

Fringe 3:

OK I couldn't take a good pic of the Fringe #3 but I'll take one of the kid wearing it.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Thanks for the tip on measuring fringe - I'm going to use that method if I ever finish the seed stitch scarf!