~ to my goddaughter Kathryn, to whom this purple poncho makes its way as of today. (I recruited another 10-year-old to model.) I packed it loosely in tissue paper with a card encouraging her to begin enjoying it right away. Quick, before the fashion fades! You may recall she requested this creation when we were together some months ago, and I was eager to oblige. I found the perfect yarn by the bag at Webs soon thereafter, the discontinued Berocco X-Press, a merino/acrylic blend that may be gently machine washed. The pattern came last, and it's a winner, even though I didn't give it full due; I loved Lizzi's Falling Leaves Poncho, but didn't have the energy for its greatest feature, the lacy leaves. So I traded its 24-row pattern for a braided cable worked over 12 rows and the same 26 stitches. It's right chunky, but I think it looks pretty cool. Model Olivia liked it, so that's a good sign ~ looks like her mom may be knitting a poncho soon!