A poncho - not too reminiscent of the ‘70s but fashionable in addition to being warm - was my aim. It is easy to knit in 3 identical rectangular pieces but an intermediate challenge to sew together.
The yarn I have chosen for the sample is Texere Destiny Mohair, a mixture of alpaca and mohair with a little acrylic from Texere Yarns. The updated pattern contains an assembly diagram.
A suggested substitute yarn is shown below.