DID MARTHA KNIT HER OWN PONCHO?

Lynne Kiesling

This post over at Manolo’s place shows a picture of Martha Stewart leaving confinement in the women’s prison in West Virginia. She is wearing an almost-boho poncho.

I know that prison has an extensive knitting program for the inmates, and one of my friends who lives in the region donates her excess yarn (is there such a thing?) to the program. So here’s the question for you knitters out there: do you think Martha knit that poncho herself? Looking at the picture, it’s possible — the main pattern is a simple yarn over lace, and the borders are a pretty standard scallop, so even if she learned to knit while there, this would have been a feasible project.

Whadday think? Knitress? Anyone?

BTW, I encourage the Manolo to get over his dislike of the poncho. Yes, the fashion mania for them over the past year has been a bit over the top, but they are a fun project to make and a versatile piece of clothing to own. I have made myself three different ponchos and I love them all. They are super fantastic!


4 thoughts on “DID MARTHA KNIT HER OWN PONCHO?

  1. You have correctly identified the problem with the poncho, they are the trend whose time it has passed. Like anything that becomes too trendy the super fantastic girl she would be advised to avoid them.

    Those ponchos you have made, put them away for the while. They shall return to the top of fashion in three or four decades.

    Muchos Besos,

    Manolo

    P.S. You are indeed super fantastic!

  2. You rang?

    That poncho, she is crocheted. And I think it might just be Lion Brand Homespun, too. (Manolospeak is as addicting as the speak of the Yoda, no?)

    But yes, she coulda done it herself, although one of Manolo’s commenters says that it was a gift from other inmates.

  3. You rang?

    That poncho, she is crocheted. And I think it might just be Lion Brand Homespun, too. (Manolospeak is as addicting as the speak of the Yoda, no?)

    But yes, she coulda done it herself, although one of Manolo’s commenters says that it was a gift from other inmates.

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