One of the biggest stars of last week's Yarn Tasting was this little poncho, the Little Emilia Poncho from Sublime Book 663. When we displayed it, it received such oohs and ahhs that we thought we should share the details with you today. It's the simplest garment imaginable: just two rectangles joined together. One of the pieces is a lovely swooping cable with some bobble accents. The other is an easy-as-pie four-row lace pattern (and two of those are just purled). It's made with just two balls of Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk, so it will work up in no time at all. If you wanted to have a go at either cables or lace, this would make a fantastic learning project. Of course, if you wanted you could make both rectangles in the cable pattern or both in the lace, and you'd have designed your own adorable little poncho. Talking of new skills, we'll be having a wide range of classes in the coming months: knitting or crochet, beginner or intermediate, or skill-specific sessions on lace or cables or mobius. Keep an eye on our Classes and Events page to see what's coming up. Finally, we waited until we had all the new yarn to choose from for the prize, but we've got a winner for our Spring KAL 2012. Congratulations, mlb00013 - to claim your prize, get in touch with us! And well done to everyone who took part in the KAL! It was great fun, and we're already looking forward to the next one!