My cloth study group decided to do ponchos. I never thought of myself as a poncho person, but found a fascinating article in "Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot" on weaving a SEAMLESS poncho.
Half expecting a doubleweave structure, I was impressed by the author's persistance to create a seamless poncho as an extension of the V-Shawl. I was familiar with a V-Shawl so cutting off warp and using that as weft was OK. Closing the loop required reading the article multiple times and re-tensioning the V-Shawl onto the front apron using clamps ...
The poncho can be worn fringe to front/back or fringe on the sides. And, even though I have not worn a poncho in many years, it has been the perfect layer a number of times this winter!
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