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Knitting Trends 2021/22: The Poncho

It's time to say hello to coziness. An item that has been around forever made a huge comeback on runways this Fall 2021/22. Ponchos and capes had a resurgence at Chloé and Missoni, among other big-name designers. And truth be told, we can't be any happier. It is a great item to get on your needles or hook right away! Keep reading to learn how to give this iconic piece a modern look. 

Fall 2021/22 Poncho Style —

While traditionally marked by its squared-off shape and fringe embellishments, the modern-day poncho has a wide range of styles, prints, and trims to choose from. This season, there is a poncho-style for everyone. Don't be afraid to knit them oversized, long, and energized with new color combos. Check out Missoni, Etro, or Gabriela Hearst styles below to get inspired.

Fall Winter 2021/22: The Poncho - Colorful ponchos seen in Missoni, Etro and Gabriela Heist runways

If these styles are too colorful for you, you can still jump into this trend, wearing more muted colors. Chloé presented the same outfit in both brighter and subtle colors and gave the neutrals like black and natural a spotlight in the show. This proves the monochromatic look never goes out of style, and an all-black look is as elegant and sophisticated as ever. From high street brands, we especially love this Zara textured poncho. Keep reading, we've made it easy for you and already found pattern and yarn suggestions to give this trend a try! 

The Poncho Trend Fall Winter 21/22 - Subtle colors or monochromatic colors

Poncho knitting and crochet patterns I love —

If we haven't convinced you yet, I am sure these pattern and yarn combinations will!

If you like color, you should really get The Glymur Poncho (for Grown-Ups!) from Jojo Tricot on your needles. The Rustic Bobbin Merino from Dlana is perfect for this look. It has all the properties of merino wool (breathability, softness, elasticity), and it has the ideal weight. Plus, the color choices to choose from are incredible! Vivids, pastels, darks, and neutral shades will make it hard for you to pick only three!

dLana yarn -vivid colors - V9 V3 V4dLana yarn in the US - color D9 D3 D4dLana Rustic Merino Bobbin P7 P6 P5

Since we are in love with our Josephine yarn from Emilia and Philomene, we thought that Noisy Parrot (fingering version) was the perfect pattern for this yarn. If I had to choose a color combination, Les Gourmandise, Essaouira, and Tiffany would be my pick. Mayflower, Rita, and Papaya go really well together and add that energized color combo we talked about. Lastly, I think the combo Tiffany, Brume Lavander, and Les Argues Roses is a delicate and elegant combination, don't you agree? How gorgeous!


Emilia and Josephine yarn - Essaouira Tiffany and Les Gourmandise

Emilia and Philomene - Josephine yarn

Emilia and philomene yarn - Josephine

If the monochromatic trend is more your style, we have two pattern suggestions for you - the Tenue Chiarore and Katniss Poncho. For an elegant and modern look, the Tenue Chiarore can be knitted using our lustrous Botanic Wool. This yarn adds drape and a subtle shine to any project, making it look super luxurious. The Katniss Poncho pattern calls for heavier yarn. The lovely colors of Tundra and its rich blend of merino, alpaca, and silk, make this yarn a superb match for this project.

The Botanic Wool by Max and Herb - Sustainable yarn - made out of Tencel and WoolThe Fibre Co - Tundra yarn - Silk, alpaca and wool blend - 4 colors available at Max and Herb

If you are a crocheter, you should definitely try the Maggie Poncho. I'd suggest picking any of the neutral colors of the dLana Rustic Bobbin Merino. This yarn would give the perfect texture to this pattern!

dLana Rustic Bobbin Merino Wool in neutral colors

dLana Rustic Merino Wool yarn natural - canilla rustica y natural

For a super young, cute look, I'd suggest The Granny Square Capelet. It looks super comfy, and more so if you crochet it with our soft and superwash City Wool. The eight strands of the softest superwash merino wool twisted together result in the most delightful and lightweight super bulky yarn.  A quick project that will keep you warm all winter long!

Superwash Bulky Merino Wool - Chunky yarn - The City Wool Superwash merino wool

 

How to style your poncho — 

One major factor to keep in mind when wearing a poncho is to know that it will add volume to your upper body. As a result, you should aim to balance your shape by pairing it with more form-fitting garments on your legs. I love how it looks with skinny jeans or leggings. If skirts are more your type, try matching the poncho with a pencil-type skirt. Thanks to its baggy shape, you can cinch in your waist with a belt, and let it hang loose.

 

Now you know, ponchos never go out of style, just like knitting and crochet!

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