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  • 2questions. . .Is the yarn available in the UK?
    Does the fit allow you to reach for a jar from the top shelf without exposing your midriff??

  • Y’all need to stop dangling shiny things in front of me! I’m going to try to use stash on this one and am thinking out knitting the Ragland flat and then embroidering some flowers (Hello Jen and Jeanette.). This is going to involve a trip to the basement and perhaps a bit of gauge adjustment which could get interesting. We’ll see what’s downstairs in the bins.

  • Humid summers in OH are not “I gotta whole lotta yarn in my lap” time. But this swoncho WOWS me!!!! Yarn is ordered and needles at the ready. This will be my first sweater…..er, swoncho. I hesitated to spend this amount of money on the organic worsted and thought about subbing yarn. Then I watched your interview with Karida via Zoom. (Thanks for recording!) She has such integrity in all she shared from yarn processing, yarn color, paying a living wage. Who cannot support that? I bought her yarn and cannot wait to begin this project.

  • This is very creative and as you said, the best of both worlds! You know those pills you get under your arms on your favorite sweater? They’ll be almost nonexistent on this swoncho. I may have to knit this one using some yarns in my extensive collection.

  • I am attracted to the Swoncho too! If cables are involved, I’m definitely going to knit it. Love cables although, Cristina Schiffman’s version is interesting too! Reverse stockinette I think?

  • I love the look of this garment. However in Chile New England, we need to put on jackets and even coats. The garments it’s cut like this doesn’t work under an outer garment. Any suggestions?

  • I obviously should have proof-read my post. Let me try it again.

    I love the look of this garment. However in chilly New England, we need to put on jackets and even coats. The garment’s cut doesn’t work under an outer garment. Any suggestions?

    • Hi: You need to make a cape for your cold weather. This will allow you to wear ponchos & swonchos and layer up for Winters.

  • I was just looking at this pattern in the book and trying to convince myself that I DO NOT NEED A SWONCHO! But I guess maybe I do….. As much as I love Neighborhood Fiber Company yarn, I’m hoping I can find something in my stash for this, and I’m pretty sure that all the NFC yarn I own is fingering weight.

  • I absolutely love hand dyed yarns and Karida’s yarns and her colors and the designs in FG #18 are right up my alley. I’ve already received enough DK for the Debut pullover and after the Zoom meetup I ordered chunky yarn in 2 colors and one skein of sock yarn. Now you are tempting me with the Swoncho and I’m debating color choice.

    When will I get my holiday knitting in, I ask you?

  • Love this design. I am wondering how to determine what size to knit. Is there a recommended ease amount?

  • How can I tell you how much I appreciate MDK❤️