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Old September 2nd 04, 09:54 AM
Angela
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Heya everyone,

I lurk in this group a lot :-). Just wanted to ask about the crocheted
ponchos which are supposedly in fashion right now - what do they look like?
Any pictures that I could look at?

Thanks,
Angela


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Old September 2nd 04, 12:40 PM
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This is the one my roommate and I are making:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com...poshponcho.php

Both the patterns we considered making are new patterns, not vintage ones.
The popular ponchos are mostly the more open, just for fashion, not for
warmth type garments. They're also shorter than a lot of the vintage
patterns I found. This one works up pretty quick; after you get past the
band at the top, it goes very fast...last night was slow crocheting because
I had to keep stopping to help my roommate with her crocheting...at least
that's going better than the knitting lesson I tried to give last winter!

~Kristen

"Angela" wrote in message
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Heya everyone,

I lurk in this group a lot :-). Just wanted to ask about the crocheted
ponchos which are supposedly in fashion right now - what do they look

like?
Any pictures that I could look at?

Thanks,
Angela




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Old September 2nd 04, 04:10 PM
NoraBalcer
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Hi Angela,

Here is the Lion Brand website with a free knit and crochet poncho pattern.
http://www.lionbrand.com/

Hugs,

Nora
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Old September 2nd 04, 09:13 PM
Angela
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Thanks so much! I had a great time looking through the links, and the links
from the links, and so on *laugh*. So that's what the fashion ponchos look
like - more decorative and fishnet-like than practical!

Just had an idea - I think putting in tiny shiny beads would make the poncho
"shimmer" and look even more glamourous. Hmm! Time for me to learn how to
add beads to my stitches.

Hugs,
Angela


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Old September 2nd 04, 09:25 PM
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My friend Haya made me a shawl and sewed in some charms ,,, it loks
great and feels ever so good , mirjam


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Old September 2nd 04, 11:17 PM
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The following pages have lots of patterns/links to patterns for
variously sized ponchos. Perhaps you'll find one you like.

http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com...ry/ponchos.php

http://faerycrafty.blogdrive.com/archive/140.html

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Old September 4th 04, 04:20 AM
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Quoth Angela on Fri, 3 Sep 2004 04:13:56
+0800,

Just had an idea - I think putting in tiny shiny beads would make the poncho
"shimmer" and look even more glamourous. Hmm!


Heh, the fashion trend hasn't gone that far yet. Bet your first beaded
fishnet poncho becomes a trendsetter! It does seem a great idea!

Time for me to learn how to add beads to my stitches.


Load the beads on the thread/yarn first, then bring them into the work
one at a time. Hmm you will not want to use a fluffy thread/yarn if you
go this route -- there will be a LOT of beads on your waiting yarn!

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this site is useful:

http://beadcrochet.com/

Another tried and true method is to string the beads on a very strong,
light, inconspicuous thread and carry it along with the heavier,
textured and/or otherwise hard to string many beads onto main
thread/yarn.You'd work it the same way, just using the two threads
together.


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Old September 4th 04, 11:15 PM
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I am just finishing my DD's poncho in which I used Homespun yarn. This
particular yarn does fray at the ends. She wants fringe and I was reluctant
to do it, but she asked me to add beads on the ends of the fringe, along
with a knot after the bead. Seems that she saw that in a store at the mall.
This may be another alternative in using beads in crochet.

I am gonna try this and see how it turns out. I won't put a bead at each
fringe end, but just some of them.

Diane
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"Elizabeth Naime" wrote in message
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Quoth Angela on Fri, 3 Sep 2004 04:13:56
+0800,

Just had an idea - I think putting in tiny shiny beads would make the

poncho
"shimmer" and look even more glamourous. Hmm!


Heh, the fashion trend hasn't gone that far yet. Bet your first beaded
fishnet poncho becomes a trendsetter! It does seem a great idea!

Time for me to learn how to add beads to my stitches.


Load the beads on the thread/yarn first, then bring them into the work
one at a time. Hmm you will not want to use a fluffy thread/yarn if you
go this route -- there will be a LOT of beads on your waiting yarn!

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this site is useful:

http://beadcrochet.com/

Another tried and true method is to string the beads on a very strong,
light, inconspicuous thread and carry it along with the heavier,
textured and/or otherwise hard to string many beads onto main
thread/yarn.You'd work it the same way, just using the two threads
together.


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Old September 5th 04, 05:56 PM
spampot
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Angela wrote:
Thanks so much! I had a great time looking through the links, and the links
from the links, and so on *laugh*. So that's what the fashion ponchos look
like - more decorative and fishnet-like than practical!

Just had an idea - I think putting in tiny shiny beads would make the poncho
"shimmer" and look even more glamourous. Hmm! Time for me to learn how to
add beads to my stitches.

Hugs,
Angela



Friday's New York Times fashion editor sniffed that "ponchos won't last;
they'll be next year's big markdown" -- but these are the people who are
touting the wonders of shoes that will ruin your feet and back! Me, I
look forward to seeing ponchos go the way of shawls, with varied
weights, patterns, and decoration. The fashion plate in our office has
been wearing glittery openwork shawls for some time, and Friday she wore
an openwork pink knitted poncho. What Gwen wears, everybody admires, so
i expect to see the knitters in our office follow suit soon!
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Old September 6th 04, 10:28 PM
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My roommate wanted to use Homespun on her poncho but I quickly told her she
couldn't use it if she wanted fringe! I used TLC Amore yarn, while she
chose to use some Wool-Ease. I finished mine over the weekend and have been
commissioned to make two more, and to finish one I'd started out of scrap
yarn to test out the pattern (of course, I'm not going to have enough of the
scrap to finish, by just barely, so I"ll have to buy another skein of it).
This one works up very quickly!

~Kristen

"Seaspray" wrote in message
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I am just finishing my DD's poncho in which I used Homespun yarn. This
particular yarn does fray at the ends. She wants fringe and I was

reluctant
to do it, but she asked me to add beads on the ends of the fringe, along
with a knot after the bead. Seems that she saw that in a store at the

mall.
This may be another alternative in using beads in crochet.

I am gonna try this and see how it turns out. I won't put a bead at each
fringe end, but just some of them.

Diane
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"Elizabeth Naime" wrote in message
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Quoth Angela on Fri, 3 Sep 2004 04:13:56
+0800,

Just had an idea - I think putting in tiny shiny beads would make the

poncho
"shimmer" and look even more glamourous. Hmm!


Heh, the fashion trend hasn't gone that far yet. Bet your first beaded
fishnet poncho becomes a trendsetter! It does seem a great idea!

Time for me to learn how to add beads to my stitches.


Load the beads on the thread/yarn first, then bring them into the work
one at a time. Hmm you will not want to use a fluffy thread/yarn if you
go this route -- there will be a LOT of beads on your waiting yarn!

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this site is useful:

http://beadcrochet.com/

Another tried and true method is to string the beads on a very strong,
light, inconspicuous thread and carry it along with the heavier,
textured and/or otherwise hard to string many beads onto main
thread/yarn.You'd work it the same way, just using the two threads
together.


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Only know that there is no spork.





 




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