classic and understated lace poncho

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Classic and understated, this top-down knit lace poncho captures every shade in the Opal colourway and highlights the gem-like shine from the tussah silk and merino blend of Anzula’s Croquet. It is easy to customize to a longer or shorter length.

The stitch design pays tribute to Hertha Marks Ayrton, an electrical engineer, feminist, physicist, and inventor. In 1899 she became the first woman to read a paper (“The Hissing of the Electric Arc”) at the The Institution of Electrical Engineers. In 1906, the Royal Society awarded her the Hughes Medal, and in 1915 she invented the Ayrton Fan that British troops used in WWI to protect against poison gas in the trenches. For more information about Ayrton, please see www.projectcontinua.org/hertha-ayrton.

Looking to purchase from outside the US? This design is also available at lovecrafts and payhip.

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Additional information

Suggested Yarn

Anzula Croquet, a DK weight tussah silk and merino blend


basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), knitting in the round


40in US #7/4.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge, 16in US #6/4mm circular needle, or one size smaller than gauge needle


tapestry needle, stitch markers

Sizes Available

small/medium with changes for large/x-large in parentheses


16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches