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Clown Barf September 10, 2014

IMG_2105Yep. You read that right.

I myself read that description on Ravelry a few months ago while researching Noro Kureyon colorways for the new shoulder shrug/poncho/cowl thing I wanted to make for myself; it was a fellow Raveler’s perfect description, and it stuck. You see, as an alternative to t-shirts and jeans or sweats, I’ve found that the marvelous J.Jill Kimono Sleeve sweaters are the perfect thing for pulling on first thing in the morning to take the Bug to school, and then do a quick grocery shop or “meet the girls for coffee” mornings. I always feel pulled together when I wearΒ one.

Problem is, with those big wide sleeves, it’s impossible to fit them comfortably in any jacket I own, or beΒ able to bend my arms if I do manage to find a jacket to accommodate them. And dang—it’s cold in the mornings here in late fall and winter.

Solution? A poncho/cape/giant cowl thingy. I love entrelac—the Lady Eleanor Shawl is one of my most all-time favorite things I ever knit—so that would be the basis for the pattern. And because my kimono tops are pretty colorful, well, I needed a bold colorway. Enter Noro Kureyon #272. The plan is to knit enough “tiers” of entrelac to wrap fairly loosely around my shoulders without falling off, then connect it by adding a few bold buttons that secure with a shell crochet edge. Very simple (famous last words, right?).

I am having fun knitting it. It’s pretty brainless, once IΒ get into the groove, and that has the added benefit of helping me meditate on the new short story I’m working on.

Wearing this puppy, however, may require a bit of bravery. What do you think?

p.s. Thanks to “A Little Fluff,” for posting this video earlier and reminding me how much I like it!

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3 Responses to “Clown Barf”

  1. Meg Says:

    I am SO looking forward to your pattern on Ravelry called “Poncho/Cape/Giant Cowl Thingy.” And no, in that colorway it will NOT look like clown barf, it will look awesomely original and wonderful. Please post pic of pretty blog poster wearing Poncho/Cape/Giant Cowl Thingy with Kimono Sleeve Sweater upon completion. πŸ™‚ Besides, you live in California — the Land of Bold! You will be the colorful envy of your friends and neighbors.

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  2. Meggie Says:

    YES, I think a *lot* of people would love to see such a pattern! Of course, no one will know if they want it unless they SEE IT ON THE MODEL. πŸ˜‰

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