Let me introduce to you to German test knitter and patron Rena Goeschel, aka Rainbow1907 on Ravelry, wearing her Iglu. The fuchsia colour is one of her favourites and this shade is called “I’m Off To Tinsel Town” in the stunning hand dyed Posh Yarn Martha Sock. Rena knitted the poncho that comes in one size with a bust circumference of 194 cm/76.5” using 3 mm/US 2.5 and 3.25 mm/US 3 needles to achieve the gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ square.
Rena is a very skilled knitter and has test knitted a large number of my designs, I am pleased to say. Thank you so much for these lovely photos, Rena!
Here is my introduction to the pattern: Iglu is a lightweight poncho to live in, hence the Inuit 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 Iglu pattern, is available in both English and Norwegian, on both Ravelry and LoveCrafts. In addition you will find yarn kits with an English or Norwegian pattern available directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.