Door County Sunsets PDF
Door County Sunsets by Diane L Augustin is a perfect layering piece!
When I think about this pattern, it will always remind me of our recent trip to Door County, WI. When we set out, this poncho was more than halfway finished, and I was lucky enough to do some road trip knitting. I also worked in a few more rounds during our travels up and down the peninsula, as we marveled at the big water views of Lake Michigan on one side and Green Bay on the other. I was nearly at the finish line by the time we returned home.
We were inspired by the outstanding art and craftsmanship in the galleries, visited Knit Whit’s yarn shop, shopped at a few “all things cherry” stores and even had our own cherry pie taste test comparison, drawing belly laughs from a group of fellow travelers in the parking lot, as they watched us, forks in hand, devour a slice of cherry pie - tailgate fashion. Yummy, hilarious work, indeed.
We stayed in Egg Harbor, and I particularly enjoyed peaceful sunset walks which always brought me near the water. If you haven’t been to Door County, you might check it out. If you have, I bet you can’t wait to return. It’s a magical place. I hope you enjoy this knit.
One skein of Concept by Katia, Polynesia Gradient DK weight yarn (200 grams, 721 yards/660 meters).
56% Cotton, 22% Linen, 22% Viscose. Pictured color #301
Size 7 circular needles in 24” and 32” lengths.
Ring Stitch markers – One in one color to mark the end of the round, and
2 in another color after each 100 stitches for ease of counting.
Another yarn suggestion: One skein of NORO Yukata.
The poncho is approximately 27” in circumference at the neck, 21” deep from the neck edge to the bottom edge x 70” in circumference at the widest part of the bottom. It is knit in the round, from the top down. Gauge is
4 sts./in., 6 rounds/in. Stockinette stitch. It is knit in the round from the top down. Start with 24” length needles and switch to 32” needles when desired.