Martha's Poncho?

Did anyone get a good look at that great-looking poncho Martha Stewart was wearing when she got “sprung”? It was in shades of black and grey (I think) and looked like it had a really neat edging on it. It was sophisticated enough that it looked good on a 60+ woman. I like ponchos on young girls, but don’t feel that I would wear one myself, epecially with fringe or a fluffy edge. Anyone have any good poncho pattern ideas for a “mature” woman?

Sorry i don’t have a pattern for one, however, i thought Martha’s was beautiful. From what i read on her site an inmate made it for her.

Also the pattern is going to be posted in the future on her site if anyone is interested!

Thank you Fitcook for mentioning it! I was going to but was afraid to start controversy.

Anne, thank you too for the helpful info. I haven’t visited Martha’s site since she was “sprung”.

I was wondering if maybe this was what she had been referring to when it was disclosed she’d mentioned to someone that she was doing some crochet in “the joint”. Martha referred to her crochet skills more or less as: “very basic.” I was thinking perhaps that poncho was crocheted. Talk about complex detail!

I thought it looked great on her. The color was perfect for a mature woman too. I was amazed that the back part didn’t get scrunched up from sitting on it. I wonder if she didn’t throw that on just as she was exiting the truck? :thinking:

I learned to knit because of Martha. I started crochet as an offshoot from that. I’ve never worn a poncho in my entire life (close though, with capes), but loved the one she was wearing.

If anyone learns of that pattern, I’d appreciate knowing about it! I suppose a lot of other people would too.

Dressed in a fashionable black suit, Stewart held up the gray and white poncho she wore when she left prison on Friday. She said it did not come from a fancy store — but was crocheted by a fellow inmate.

“The night before I left she handed me this … and said, ‘Wear it in good health,”’ Stewart said. “I hope she is reading the news and looking at television because I’m so proud of her.”

I hope Martha will be able to post the pattern on her site. I will keep checking.

I was watching the 5 O’Clock news today. Martha was showing her poncho. She held it up saying she will try to get the pattern from the inmate that made it. :thumbsup:

She also told the Media she has received many emails requesting the pattern.

I was pleased to see Martha wearing a poncho because I love them and don’t want them to disappear after just one season. Two I have made that I think are nice for those of us who are old enough to remember the last time they were so popular: The Cabled Poncho in the holiday 2004 Vogue knitting - I made it on circular needles, I hate to seam; and the capelet poncho from Morehouse Farms - its also knit in the round and very simple. I think a simple pattern made with quality yarn is elegant.

She also told the Media she has received many emails requesting the pattern.

Ooooh, I have soooo little doubt they’re being besieged! There’s at least 2 people interested in my own family…let alone the rest of the world!!!

I was pleased to see Martha wearing a poncho because I love them and don’t want them to disappear after just one season. Two I have made that I think are nice for those of us who are old enough to remember the last time they were so popular: The Cabled Poncho in the holiday 2004 Vogue knitting - I made it on circular needles, I hate to seam; and the capelet poncho from Morehouse Farms - its also knit in the round and very simple. I think a simple pattern made with quality yarn is elegant.

I was surprised to see her in a poncho on such a cold night. I remember those gawwwwd awful color combo’s the old poncho styles were in :doh: and I wouldn’t be caught dead in one of those. I agree, the right yarn, color and pattern makes all the difference. You can either look like Clint Eastwood in High Plains Drifter…or you can look like Martha springin’ Camp Cupcake. :happydance:

Thanks for the feedback. I saw the news later that day, and indeed, there was the infamous poncho! I have always been a bit neutral on Martha myself, but I will keep track of her now to get that pattern :wink:

Whoever finds out about the pattern, please post details. Thanks, all!

Martha’s poncho is the hot topic on a couple of other forums, one of which has some heavy artillery going from women who can’t stand her. It turned political very fast… geez. Nice to see that didn’t happen here, it’s about the poncho after all! (tkga website)i
Then I stumbled into a website I was never in and they were really on the trail… as I was searching for a picture of it my husband burst in the door and said it was on tv. what a gas

Wouldn’t it be nice if the woman who made it got to sell the pattern, or something… some thanks. Well, this is the first poncho I’ve wanted to make. It’s elegant, not too thick not too thin… and I love the pretty bottom scallops. I’m going to make it in blue & white though which is what I thought it was.

I think it will be on her website soon but I’ll bet somebody can figure out how to make on their own.

Oh my goodness. I am glad you are all so nice. I had no idea that the topic could have been a hotbed of dissension. I agree, that all seems so silly. It IS just about the poncho.

Does anyone have a link for a picture of it? I must honestly say that all I saw was a quick look as she was going up the steps to her airplane; I really only remember that the proportions were good and the scalloped edges were pretty.

OK. I did a little sleuthing and found a photo of the poncho and some articles about its popularity. It seems that it is crocheted, not knit, as first reported. Also, some are guessing it is out of Lion Brand Homespun yarn. I found a seller on E-Bay who is taking bids on a pattern, but if you visit the Lion Brand website (www.lionbrand.com) it is the feature item called the “Welcome Home Poncho.” They are working on a pattern for it and will post it on their website by next week.

Too funny, all this hullabaloo. Unfortunately, I have lost interest in making it now because I am afraid I am going to see myself coming and going! :lol:

Too funny, all this hullabaloo. Unfortunately, I have lost interest in making it now because I am afraid I am going to see myself coming and going!

Not if you individualize it you won’t!

Thanks for the update fitcook. AwwwwOOOOOOhhhhh My Gaaaaawd…Lion Brand Homespun ey? I’d have never guessed that yarn and texture.

I thought I heard on the news she’s not allowed to have contact with felons for a while. I suppose that’s likely the case with the talented lady who so graciously gave her that poncho…so I’d imagine contacting her for the pattern would technically be in violation? I just hope credit is given where credit is due.

Looks like Martha’s already swingin’ new deals with Lion Brand though! If they’re the creater of the yarn used in the pattern…kudo’s to them…they SHOULD be proud enough to proclaim it. Perhaps they’re in contact with this gracious lady at Camp Cupcake.

(Pardon the shameless plug here)
I’ve worked with the stuff recently and made a fantastic hat for my mother out of that and Fun Fur. Thankfully, I kept notes and wrote down detailed instructions right after I finished it up. I believe there’s also a new technique to be used for this pattern (describing & illustrating it will be the biggest challenge).

I’ll be looking for volunteers to try out a “Beta” version of the pattern, as a quality control measure in order to create a pattern with none of this stuff: :frog:
so it’s as useable and easy to follow for everyone! :XY: :XX: :x:
So please keep an eye out for a future post on this in the near future. I’d say it might pair well with the poncho too? I’ll let you all decide later. :slight_smile:

FYI, according to Lion Brand’s site, it’s the most requested pattern “ever”…looks like they’re doing up the pattern right now as we type…errr, knit!

You can either look like Clint Eastwood in High Plains Drifter…or you can look like Martha springin’ Camp Cupcake. :happydance:

I kind of liked Clints poncho!

I didn’t like Martha’s at all, and suspected at first that she was wearing it to hide some weight gain.

When I saw the news the next day, and footage of her at her first board meeting she looked to be of good size, but a good girdle could fix that too.

You can knit those too :stuck_out_tongue:

Here’s the poncho:

http://socialitelife.com/mt/archives/000975.php

More Martha and her poncho:

Hi all,

I just received a email from Lion Brand. They have gotten a ton of requests for the Martha poncho pattern. They said they will have the pattern up at their site soon. Thought I’d forward the news!

KNITBIT :XX:

Beat me to it, KNITBIT! But here’s what they said:

After receiving the largest number of requests ever for a pattern, Lion Brand is creating a Homespun pattern to match the poncho that Martha Stewart wore for her return home this week.

Our newsletter and web site next week (we’re working as fast as we can!) will feature the pattern and picture of the new poncho.

We’ll send an email as soon as it’s ready.

mascarasnake :thumbsup:

GMTA!

KNITBIT :XX:

Hi
I get emails from Lion Brand yarn. Just received one this AM that said they had many requests for Martha Poncho, and they will have the pattern soon and will email as soon as they get it. I am sure all you will have to do is go to lion Brand yarn.com to get it. I will post a message to let everyone know when it is ready. Have a good day everyone. :XX: