I have completed knitting on the front and back of my poncho!
I carefully steam=blocked each piece to make the seed stitch borders lie flat and to even out the fabric. I carefully ran the steam iron over the cabled portion to, without pressing down on it.
Now I am almost done with the first shoulder piece:
I’ll make two shoulder pieces and attach the front and back to them, leaving a “hole” in the middle for the neck opening. Then I will pick up stitches around the neck edge and knit a neckband.
Loki is ready to help:
Or he may oversee from his perch by the window. His choice!