July 28, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet
I sprang for the kit and fell in love!
After seeing how cute they are, and knowing how popular her owl blankets are, I decided to grab a copy of the new Hooded Owl Poncho by MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. The poncho has a cute owl face on it’s hood.
I’m making one for my granddaughter and since it was on sale, I decided to purchase the entire kit, instead of just the pattern. I’m so glad that I did because I was introduced to Craftsy’s Sprightly yarn and I LOVE it.
Before I go any further I want to say that this post does NOT contain any affiliate links. I just really like using the yarn I got in the kit.
I like the way it drapes, and that isn’t only because of the hook size I’m using. Part of the pattern calls for a hook size of 5.5mm and the other part calls for a 6.5mm crochet hook.
The yarn is a 4 worsted weight and they recommend using a 6mm hook so you can see that the hooks being used for the owl poncho create both a tighter and looser stitch than what is recommended. Both are still giving me a nice drape.
Sprightly yarn is 100% acrylic, machine washable, made in Turkey and it’s sold in skeins that are 201 yards/ 184m 100 g/3.5 oz.
I haven’t quite finished my project – I decided I wanted to change out a couple of the colors that came in the kit- but I’ve already ordered some more of this great yarn while it’s on sale.
How could I resist when I love it so much?
What is your all-time favorite yarn?
I’m finding that I have different favorites for different projects. Do you have a favorite type or a go-to brand? Share your thoughts about yarn obsession in the comments. I love hearing from my readers.
Color Names of the Yarns Shown Above
I decided that I’d like the owl’s pupils to be black instead of the brown that came in the kit I chose. I’m also changing the beak color. Nothing wrong with the way it was presented and I was able to choose my colorway. I simply changed my mind after receiving it. I’ll share the completed poncho when I get it done.
This poncho pattern is also available for sale at Ravelry.