I have just added a NEW pattern to my Ravelry store, Mountain Mist Poncho Crochet Pattern! This pattern was originally featured in Love of Crochet, in their Winter 2014 issue. I just got the rights back to this pattern and have added it to my Ravelry store so that everyone can enjoy it. My NEW patten: The Mountain Mist Poncho is the perfect layering piece. (Make sure you read to the end for a limited time special offer) *affiliate links in post*
One of the great things about the Mountain Mist Poncho is that it can be worn as a poncho or as a wrap. The Mountain Mist Poncho Crochet Pattern is a great pattern for those that want to expand their skills. The familiar part of this pattern is that it is a long rectangle, there is no shaping in this pattern, so you can think of it as an oversized scarf. The skill building comes from working on the cables and lace sections. This is a one size fits most pattern. If you look at the two images you will see how the poncho fits differently depending on your size.
Sometimes I hear that cables are scary but I have both a written and charted pattern for you to help you get through the cable section. Although I don’t have a video tutorial for this pattern you can check out my video with Creativebug about crochet cables. In this video you can practice on a small swatch to understand the concept of crochet cables and then apply it to the Mountain Mist Poncho Crochet Pattern.
Unfortunately the yarn that I used in the original pattern is no longer available. Since you can’t get the exactly yarn let’s talk a little bit about what you should be looking for. When selecting the yarn to use for this pattern please consider that the cable will give the fabric some weight. This doesn’t mean that it will be heavy to wear but you must take into account that you need a yarn that can support the cables when you wash it. In my opinion the best type of yarn for this project is something that contains wool. Using a heavy weight wool yarn will also allow the cables to POP off the fabric, giving a contrast between the cables and the lace.
I know that there are many out there that don’t like wool but this doesn’t need to be made with 100% wool. I find that a marino/wool combination works great and is nice and soft. Although I haven’t made the project in another yarn here are some of my suggestions on what could make some good substitutions. All of these yarns are from KnitPicks but you could use anything you like, make sure to swatch first to see how the cables act after being washed.
KnitPick Yarn Substitutions for The Mountain Mist Poncho Crochet Pattern:
- Swish Worsted-100% Superwash Merino Wool
- Preciosa Worsted-100% Merino
- City Tweed-55% Merino wool, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed
- Shine Worsted-60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber
Learning about Yarn:
Yarn substitution can be something that holds people back from making a pattern. When you see the finished project most people want to make something that is similar when they are finished. If you want to learn more about substituting your yarn Clara Parks is a great teacher. She has a selection on Amazon of yarn substitution books. Please note that her books are written for the knitters out there but everything that she talks about can be applied to crochet. You can also head over to Craftsy and check out Clara’s class on picking yarns.
For our Knitting Lovers:
If you love this but don’t crochet come back later this week to hear all about my Great Falls Poncho. The Great Falls Poncho is the knit sister to the Mountain Mist Poncho Crochet Pattern.
Looking for more? I love making quick projects and even wrote a leaflet with Leisure Arts on how to do some fun things! If you too are looking for fun and quick projects go and check out the One Skein or Less book by Marly Bird.