Fall is my favorite season! I enjoy the changing of the season from Summer to Fall and watching the leaves become vibrantly colored. It's stunning here in the Northern Adirondacks. Ponchos, capelets, and Ruanas come in so many different designs many of which are unisex. Many people simply cannot afford the transitional garments needed for Summer into Fall. Maybe we can all lighten that burden a little.
When buying yarn for a commission I often buy more yarn than I need so I can be sure to have enough of the colorway needed to complete the project. I end up with full or partial skeins of yarn left over. I like to use these for charity projects. (especially if they are acrylic, polyester or nylon) Sometimes I use up the yarn in a random fashion, sometimes I match colors. It's fun! Ponchos are a great way to use up leftover skeins of yarn adding a pop of color to what people ordinarily think of as a drab season. Let's begin by looking at some of my favorite poncho patterns!
Capelets are really a mini version of a poncho or cape. They are designed to keep the shoulders to elbows warm. There are a lot of cute patterns out there in both knit and crochet:
Ruanas are fun and they are perfect for those days or locations that don't quite need a require a heavy coat The Ruana type garment is a wrap that is suitable for both men and women.
All these seasonal transition wraps are great for charity as they provide people with a long distance hug. We have a lot going on in the United States during which people will need to know charity fiber artists ARE out there to help. I hope today's blog gave you some good ideas. Thank you for reading today's entry.
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