I wear this a lot in the spring and fall and have gotten many compliments on it. The pattern is great for a new knitter - learning to increase, decrease, cable and work in the round. The Rowan Polar is a soft, squishy luxurious alpaca blend and feels nice and fuzzy against your skin. It's a little expensive though, and has actually been discontinued, so the only place you'll find it is probably on eBay.
Pattern: Eleanor Poncho from Viva Poncho
Yarn: Rowan Polar, 5 skeins (? one less than pattern)
Needles: US11 circulars Cherry is chugging along slowly. It would be further along if I didn't have to rip back about 4 inches worth of knitting - I noticed a mistake smack in the middle of the back and it was enough to make the pattern look sloppy, so I ripped it back. Another four inches later, I have gotten to the same point in progress as I did a couple days ago.
Tomorrow I have a half day off which will be spent getting my neck and shoulder muscles restored to normalness. Damn knitting injuries.
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