I'm so proud of myself!! :happydance: I've been enlisted to knit a poncho for my 5 year old niece. I was going to do a garter stitch, knit two rectangles and seam them together type easy poncho, but the garter stitch alone wasn't lookin' too good so I've tried countless other stitch patterns and haven't really found anything I've been crazy about. :?
So what I finally decided upon was the basic idea of the Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth , (starting off with small number of stitches and doing increases by using yarn overs, thus creating a little lace pattern border) and have combined it with a pattern from The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits (the Easy, Breezy, Beautiful poncho). It is going to look awesome and I'm so excited that I (sort of) came up with this myself!!