Is summer the right time to wear your handknits where you live? Well, I think it depends on where you are and what you want to wear. Over here my beloved socks take their summer break at temperatures well above 30°C, but lightweight shawls or tees on cool summer evenings are definitely an option. Or a summer poncho, like Winona.
Winona is a tiny village located along historic Route 66 in northwestern Arizona. The area has been inhabited for ages—first by Native Americans, then by European settlers—and the Winona Poncho incorporates artistic influences from the different cultures that have populated the area.
The poncho is worked in a linen yarn in one piece from side to side in an allover wave lace pattern and then grafted. The fringe adds the final touch to this bohemian-inspired summer poncho.
So, should you wish to spice up your wardrobe with a poncho in boho style, get knitting. :) The pattern for Winona is now available from my Ravelry store, here.