Let's hope that ponchos aren't completely finished by autumn, because as I draped the fabrics around me, imaging what they would become, I imagined a poncho. And that's what I designed and sewed! It's not a true poncho; it has sleeves. But the finished sweater does suggest poncho....
I used the fabric sideways, that is, the selvage is parallel to the floor. I'm assuming the unstretchy silk yarn inlay will keep the fabric from "growing" during wear. We'll see.
The finished garment is both rustic and sophisticated. The shape is asymmetrical. And it's luxuriously soft. Once I figure out exactly how I'm styling this, and when I'm ready to dress in very warm wool, I'll model it and take pics. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek.