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I recently had the pleasure of working with Red Heart Super Tweed yarn to create a design for a round of the weekly Design Wars Challenge. “Tweed”, as defined by Wikipedia (& how I like to think of it), is a yarn with “…[s]ubdued, interesting color effects (heather mixtures) [which] are obtained by twisting together differently colored woollen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn.” The yarn is available in a variety of gorgeous color-blends and is great for blankets, slippers and other wearables.
Here is my finished design: Tweed Poncho. It is a super simple pattern and comes in ladies sizes S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X.
Because I chose to make a wearable item, I used a stitch combination that would give great texture and make it lightweight, yet warm. The body of the poncho is worked entirely using half-double-crochet (hdc), using a similar stitch combination as I’ve used on a few other recent designs (Ribbing & Lace Bolero, Ribbing & Lace Hat & Scarf, pictured below). This poncho makes a great alternative to a jacket or sweater and adds a bit of class and elegance to your wardrobe! My lovely model kept the sample poncho, so I look forward to making myself one to wear this New Zealand winter.