Now, look at this fantastic fade project. This is Beth, aka yarnbeth, living in South Carolina in the US and her test knit version of my design Iglu. She made a swatch with her fade options from her stash and selected the darker tones and less variation in colour, all in Madeline Tosh yarns, as Beth wrote on her project page: “Toner Cartridge, Pigeon Wing, and Cove are “in”, and I bought some Pelican in Pashmina”. Beth is an experienced knitter (read: knitted from the age of 12) and the perfect test knitter, with her meticuluous attention to detail. On her project page there is a lot of information including the modifications she made to the one sized poncho: The major ones are that Beth worked 1 pattern repeat less on the body to shorten it, and added rounds of ribbing on the sleeve part to fit her perfectly. Beth also wrote down her fade progression, from top down:
(1) Pelican on Madelinetosh Pashmina
(2) Pigeon Wing on Madelinetosh DK Twist
(3) Cove on Madelinetosh MCN Sport
(4) Toner Cartridge on Madelinetosh Work SockBeth has also styled and photographed the poncho so beautifully. The garden backdrop highlights the colours in her poncho and hair. She also writes the following on her project page: “Love the cable on this design – really pretty”. I am very happy to hear it, and that she is test knitting more of my designs! Thank you so much, Beth!
Iglu is a lightweight poncho to live in, hence the Eskimo name Iglu, with a Celtic cable on center front and back. The poncho has sleeve parts in rib and a collar in garter stitch ending in a I-cord. It is beautifully knitted with shaped shoulders in the bouncy and lustrous Sølje Pelsull. The pattern is available in English and in Norwegian at Ravelry and on Loveknitting. A yarn kit is available with a Norwegian pattern from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.