I finished the hemp ‘ponchette’! That was fast. Would’ve been faster had I been quicker on weaving in the ends, putting it together, and running it through the wash, but whatever. You know how it is!

fo: hemp ponchette

Hemp Ponchette
Pattern: “Cool Hemp Ponchette” from Hemp for Knitting – [Rav link]
Yarn: 3 skeins of AllHemp6 Lux in the natural colour. Pattern and yarn are available at lettuce knit!
Needles: US 8 Denise. It’s been a while since I used Denise needles!
Time: start to finish, less than two weeks. The knitting itself was super quick.

I made the rectangular piece a little longer than called for for the smaller size – I went until I ran out of yarn, just a few more repeats. The lace pattern is nice and easily memorizable, and I actually really like the sawtooth edge. At first I was a little confused (bind off? what?) but it was, of course, quickly apparent what the effect was. I knit this up for a store sample, so it needed to be quick, but it’s only a three skein project anyway – very speedy once you’re in the rhythm. Have I mentioned that lately I’m really feeling the garter stitch love? Much like the rest of blogland!

I threw this in with a load of laundry once it was put together (crochet seam) and the ends woven in, and it machine washed and dried up super nicely! It did generate a lot of fluff in the dryer, so make sure you keep that lint trap clean. It’s SO soft. I definitely want some kind of garment knit out of this yarn.

The “lux” hemp really is a lot softer and silkier than the regular AllHemp6, which I used for a large project last year (soon to been seen in a book), so I remember how that stuff felt! The Lux is a lot less splitty in the knitting, especially on the larger needles, and feels softer after a wash as well. The drape is incredible! And the colours are rich and fantastic.

FO parade! There’s another one peeking out in the photo above, but I’ll leave that for another day.

14 Responses to “super quick FO!”

  1. Rae

    I’m loving the Allhemplux also — making an Evelyn Clark facecloth, but the Ponchette pattern and more hemp is on its way to me right now. Funny to look on your blog and see yours — looks great!

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  2. gleek

    though i’m not really into ponchettes, i love the combo of lace and garter stitch! very pretty! and it’s good to hear a review of the yarn too.

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  3. Dr. Steph

    I love it. I’m loving the hempathy right now, might have to try this yarn too.

    I wonder how it would weave up…

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  4. Kym

    Adorable! I ususally dislike ponchos because they look so bulky in most patterns, but this one looks like it would be very flattering.

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  5. Anna

    hey, not to complain here or anything…but i feel like a ponchette needs to be modeled with someone/something that has arms. i have no idea what it would look like on a person and not the dressform.

    but anyway, cool-interesting fo.

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  6. Sarah

    I’m new here, but the ponchette is so comfy looking! Also, is that bright blue fabric I see?

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  7. Heather

    Haven’t tried hemp yet…may give it a try soon. Especially if it is as soft as you describe…a big reason why I didn’t want to try it in the first place.

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  8. rockbridge

    Beautiful! I knit a ponchette in the allhemp 6 and it was definitely splitty and felt kind of waxy. Id love to try the allhemp lux!

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  9. preita

    Beautiful! Love the color, if I could wear ponchos I would knit them in droves, but alas, they are not meant for me. Is that a new skirt I see? Your FO’s are always so lovely!

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  10. Debbie

    I actually began this pattern about two years ago for my daughter. I put it away and forgot about it! Thanks for showing it here! I think I’ll dig it out.

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  11. Janice

    Very nice! Hemp sheds a lot of lint, doesn’t it? I’m working on an Allhemp6 sweater and have to put a towel in my lap if I’m wearing dark pants ’cause it leaves so much behind. So much for wearing the sweater with black pants.

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  12. helga

    i am not a poncho person, but i LOVE your ponchette.
    may have to break down and get the pattern and yarn next time i am in the neighbourhood.
    i really do like yopuir blog very much!

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  13. Milo Pradel

    You actually make it seem so easy along with your presentation but I to find this topic to be really something that I think I might by no means understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely large for me. I’m having a look forward on your subsequent post, I will try to get the grasp of it!

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