There are numerous tutorials for two rectangle ponchos on the web, so I won't do one here. My poncho method was quite similar to this tutorial for a poncho of woven fabric, except that I already had a finished bottom edge and selvages, so I did less hemming. I cut each rectangle 21 inches wide by 30 inches long. My only modification to the classic pattern was to add a a neck band, like this one, which "snugged up" the big neck hole. I've decided to wear mine with the bottom points on the sides instead of in the front and back.
|Pre-steamed poncho neck band|
I'm sure you've already guessed that I purchased more than one panel of fabric. All the details are in the listing in the shop.
And I'm pretty sure there's enough fabric here for a good size sweater. I'll figure out a cutting layout and post it next time.