Warm-Hearted—Woman seeks soulmate with the best qualities of shawl, poncho, cape, and cowl. Must work up quickly, boast both simplicity and texture, and provide hands-free warmth at the heart. Send pattern and yarn.
Is it a shawl? a poncho? a really big cowl? I’m not sure exactly! What it is is a very useful, easy to wear accessory. Wear it over (or under) your coat as a big cozy cowl for extra warmth. Wear it sideways as a poncho that leaves your arm free. Wear it like shawl that doesn’t slip off your shoulders! I find myself reaching for this all the time.
Quick and easy to knit - we did it in seven roughly one-hour sessions as a Christmas mystery in 2014 (“Just for You”). There are some simple short rows, but you don’t have to pick up any wraps.
One size fits most; for reference, model is 168 cm tall.
Gauge: 10 stitches to 10 cm of garter stitch
Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.