Poncho (or should I call it a Shrug?)

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When I describe my latest creation, people have a pretty good idea of what a poncho is. I, however, think it should be called a “shrug” because it is more like a shawl that gives you a hug.  It’s comfortable to wear and you can tuck your hands into the fold to keep them warm or leave them free to do things without the garment falling off.  I love to wear this when I’m travelling.  It’s great for a night out or on a cruise.  Or, how about shopping?  Remember, your hands are free to do whatever you want.  I make these in lots of different color and yarn combinations.  I always use cotton in the warp (lengthwise threads) and novelty yarns to make the subtle stripes using Fibonacci numbers. The weft (crosswise threads) vary between cotton, rayon and rayon chenille.  Check out Handweaving by Nikki on Facebook for the latest version or to learn where you can find me at a show or when my studio is open. 

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