About 3 weeks ago I told you about a Ruana pattern I was going to try out.
Crocheting at Rachel’s
I’ve been working on it for the last 21 days apparently according to the blog entry dates. I now have a clearer picture of the progress.
With only 1 skein of yarn left, I’m not sure I’ll have enough to make the extra generous length this project requires. But the coloring is very rich and it will wrap someone up pretty nicely when I get finished with that last bundle you see there. I may be calling this a wrap. Pardon the pun.
Before we know it, the cold winds of winter will be here. After record-breaking heat here in my area, I’m ready. And in my email, there was a new word. Ruana. Let me define.
According to Red Heart: “A ruana is similar to a shawl, but shaped like a poncho with an opening up the front.” They have 2 crochet and one knit version at the link above.
And on Dictionary.com:
noun 1.a poncholike outer garment of heavy wool, worn especially
in the mountains of Colombia.
Here are a couple examples from Pinterest.
from Pinterest w/fringe and pockets
There are sewn versions as well online. They are more blanket-like. As an accessory, I think the crochet version is very pretty.
Here’s my beginning in Homespun Yarn:
Calling it “Thistle Stitch Ruana”. If there’s not enough yarn, I have a plan B antidote.