Magic Fringe Poncho MKAL
Ready for a brand new Mystery-Knit-a-Long? Registration is now open & the first clue drops On May18th! This one is a great one for using up some of those stash skeins or for having a great excuse to treat yo'self to some beautiful new skeins. I'll be releasing tutorial videos and pictures with each week's clue so get ready for a nice, relaxing summer knit!
Fringe that appears from nowhere & a stunning yet simple colorwork pattern? This must be magic!
Worked from point to point, the Magic Fringe Poncho features a simple Mosaic (slipped-stitch) colorwork pattern, garter-stitch stripes & Magic Fringe. This means that you’ll never be knitting with more than 1 color at a time and that you don’t need to worry about tension as you carry the yarn up the side of the fabric. (You’ll only have your cast-on and bind-off tails to weave in, too!)
The goal with this project is to have a very complicated looking finished garment that was actually very simple and enjoyable to knit. I’ll be posting tips and tricks along with tutorial videos & photos over the next few weeks to keep this project as pain-free as possible. Even if you’ve never knit a mosaic stitch in your life, you’ll be able to make this poncho and look great doing it!
What is Magic Fringe? It’s fringe you make as you knit so that finishing your project is a snap! By planning ahead when you start your project, you can add this great technique to any project that you want to add some fancy fringe to without hours of tying small bits of yarn to the finished project. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a video & step-by-step photo tutorial for making Magic Fringe. You can get the tutorial delivered to your inbox as soon as it’s available by signing up for my newsletter over at YumiYarns.com.
Initial Purchase: Cover Page with Pattern Details
May 18th: 1st Half of Pattern with Mosaic Knitting Tips & Tricks Tutorial
May 25th: 2nd Half of Pattern with Fixing Errors in Mosaic Knitting Tutorial
June 1st: Full Pattern Release with Magic Fringe Tutorial
You will need 4 colors total (1 skein of each). I recommend choosing solid or tonal shades so that the colorwork will pop. Each color will only touch 2 of the other colors so it’s ok if some of them aren’t as high contrast, just make sure that if you hold 1 in between 2 of the other ones, it will stand out from them.
Notice in picture 2 on this page how the blue and green are kind of similar tones? That’s fine because I’m never going to put them next to each other in the project. Blue will always have either cream or grey next to it and green will also always have cream or grey next to it. I’ll be posting a video this week helping to clarify this concept a bit more & will post a link as soon as it’s available.
One Size - 35” x 35” (89 cm x 89 cm) Multiple styling options will be offered to flatter lots of sizes & shapes.
Yarn Approx 400 yds / 366 m each of 4 colors in Fingering Weight
Sample Used: Tosh Merino Light + Copper Glitter in the Field Notes (white), Lost in Trees (green), Bittersweet (dark), & Danger Will Robinson (blue) colorways- 90% Merino wool / 8% Acrylic / 2% Stellina - 420 yds (384 m) / 100 g
Needles US 3 (3.25mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
Gauge 20 sts x 34 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Garter Stitch, blocked
Featured Techniques (Linked to tutorials)
Mosaic Knitting Tips & Tricks (Available May 18th)
Fixing Errors in Mosaic Knitting (Available May 25th)
Magic Fringe (Available June 1st)
Questions? I highly encourage you to reach out to me with any questions about this project if there’s an area that you need clarification on. It’s best to reach me through email (email@example.com) or via DM on Instagram.
I hope your having a great day & happy knitting!