The ruana, an open-front poncho, is the hottest trend in knitwear this season. In this video, we make a no-sew fleece ruana.
We're making a no-sew fleece ruana from the Travel Trio Three sewing pattern by Christine Jonson Patterns. There are also many tutorials on ruanas on the web. The turtleneck shown here is the Shirred Turtleneck - part of the same pattern, that also includes a Raglan Tee, a Raglan Turtleneck and an A-line skirt with or without front pockets.
This pattern is actually a collection of three garments, paired to make an outfit, perfect for traveling!
Read Christine's introduction of the Travel Trios. The introduction includes inspirations, and tips on design, construction, and fabric choice.
Pocket Skirt: Semi-fitted paneled A-line skirt with pockets. Elastic waist. The no-fuss, flat, deep and close fitting "in-seam" pockets can be sewn completely with your serger. This skirt has the perfect amount ease at the waist and hips then gracefully falls into a very wearable a-line. Use the solid back pattern piece for both the front and back for a simple "plain" a-line skirt. Multi-sized XS-XL.
Suggested Fabrics: Woven and knit fabrics such as doubleknit, jersey and Lycra® blends with at least 5% stretch.
Shirred Turtleneck/Raglan Tee: This top has long raglan sleeves and shirred yoke. It is designed to be close-fitting so that the bodice gathers will stretch tight vertically. The pattern also includes an alternative front pattern piece for a smooth and simple raglan top. Multi-sized 4-22.
Fabric Suggestions:Lycra® blend knits with at least 80% crosswise stretch. Swimsuit or SPF fabric in nylon/lycra or poly/lycra may also be used to create swim tee or rash guards for sun / swim protection.
Ruana Wrap: Unstructured wrap with optional rounded or pointed hem. Wrap may be made reversibleThis Ruana is the perfect accent to tie this outfit together. It frames the shirring on the top while softening and balancing the skirt. One-size.
Fabric Suggestions: Fabric with a nice drape, other than that , your fabric options are nearly endless - including wool coating, jersey, silks, knits or sweater knits. Slippery fabrics are not suggested, they would not stay in place.