Spending several days at a knitting event really helps when you are working on a large project.
For my second Camp Loopy project, which must use at least 800 yards of yarn, I went a little overboard. I plan to use over 1500 yards.
I decided to knit a poncho out of this yarn:
This is Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Worsted, in the Eavan colorway. This is the same yarn I used for my first Camp Loopy project (but a different colorway). I purchased 8 skeins for a total of 1560 yards.
I wanted a poncho to wear as outerwear for the cooler months — with a big cozy turtleneck, a cable motif running down the front and the back, and a wide rib pattern. I wanted it nice and loose for freedom of movement underneath.
I was off work last week, Wednesday through Friday. We could start our projects on the 27th of June (Wednesday) and have until the 27th of July to complete them.
I started with a tubular cast-on for the turtleneck.
Then I knit a nice long tube of ribbing. Here it is, folded over.
Then I started the body, with it’s center cable motif.
And on I knit.
I am on my fifth of eight skeins of yarn so by my calculations, I am a bit more than half done. That’s because I spent several days at The Knitgirllls’ SSK retreat doing nothing apart from knitting, eating, and sleeping. I taught some classes, too, but stayed up late each night, knitting while hanging out with old and new friends.
Lucy is happy her momma is back home.