Poncho with Cuffs

I never liked wrestling little children into sweaters. Invariably little fingers catch on the cuffs, the sweaters ride up exposing round little bellies, or the buttons down the back bother the child sitting in a chair or stroller! In an old book of French patterns was a pattern for poncho that was a bit more than a poncho: It had cuffs knit in ensuring that the poncho stayed on straight. Using Dale Garn Baby Ull, I knit a poncho based on the schematic of the old French poncho pattern. Of course, I just had to close the neck with a Norwegian pewter clasp! Here’s a picture. (By the way, in retrospect a button would have been better; the child’s mother told me the clasp had a tendency to come undone.)


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Fiber art devotee, author, and amateur artisan bread baker.
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2 Responses to Poncho with Cuffs

  1. I once saw a beautiful red fulled jacket in a thrift store – in perfect condition – marred only by a large hideous closure. So I bought the jacket ($5) and replaced the closure with a large pewter clasp. That one change moved the jacket from ordinary to elegant, and I receive compliments every time I wear the jacket!


  2. darciad says:

    Very cute! I love the clasp – too bad it’s not as functional as it is pretty!


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