Coffee Cup Poncho – コーヒーカップポンチョ


Plate01In March I visited Nagoya for a yarn exhibition. On my way back I had the opportunity to meet with the yarn company Olympus. We had coffee during the meeting. While we were talking I couldn’t help to look at the plate of the coffee cup. It had a very interesting geometrical pattern. It gave me the inspiration for a poncho. Interesting enough Olympus gave me a set of their new yarn ‘Tree House Berries‘. One ball of each color. 


olumpus_poncho02aBack home I kept thinking about the plate and my idea for a poncho. I didn’t have time to knit it, but really like the idea. So I asked a lady at my knitting class in Oomori to knit the piece for me. In return of a picture of the poncho, she would get the yarn and of course the poncho. I explained her the idea and how it could be knitted. She first made a gauge and a first sample of one of the triangles. Each is knitted using short rows and one ball of yarn. We had to invent a special wrap and turn stitch, to make the geometry work out.


Yesterday, she came to the class with the finished poncho. I truly love the way she used the colors. The piece looks like a contemporary piece of art. It reminds me of a Bauhaus painting. 


One thought on “Coffee Cup Poncho – コーヒーカップポンチョ

  1. The colors create gem – mandala and the poncho looks like it could also be a wall piece. Always fun read about the evolution of an idea, in this case from plate to poncho. Thanks for this post Bernd.
    Happy Inspirations,
    Lori Hanson

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