This new pattern, named Autumn Leaves, is my first poncho pattern but it will not be my last. Ponchos are the perfect covering during the fall and mild winter, especially here in the Bay Area where we have microclimates.
That means we have to be prepared as we travel locally because a difference of ten miles could translate to a difference in temperature of ten degrees as well. I warn friends visiting me during the summer to bring a hoodie and a jacket or a heavy sweater and don’t ask questions. They’re usually confused until we do the day trip that begins in San Francisco, moves through Berkeley, and then continues north to Napa or Sonoma. Those days will begin in sweats/jackets, then normal clothing, and then shorts and spaghetti straps, lol.
Ponchos are also a perfect alternative for kids who feel constrained by jackets. They allow for more freedom of movement but will still keep them warm.
I used Malabrigo Rios 100% merino wool yarn for this pattern so that it would add warmth on brisk days but not be too heavy. Malabrigo yarn is also a great choice because it’s washable (though you do have to lay flat to dry). The Glitter color is phenomenal, the ginger colored tones just come alive when in the sunlight. The vibrant shades remind me of the scenic drives along Highway 84 where travelers drive through some of the most beautiful fall foliage in Connecticut.
The yarn is also known for creating great stitch texture and working with the reverse Silt stitch didn’t disappoint, check out this wonderful stitchery…
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