I have always looked at ponchos with a thought that it's not something I would put on myself. It didn't look comfortable or flattering, or even practical.
This one is different in so many ways.
First of all, it is not your ordinary rectangle with a hole in the middle. It is much more sophisticated with all the shaping for shoulders and a neckline.
The buttons on the side make it look sweater-like and do not let the wind to get in.
Love it, love it!
And the Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash is so soft like a kitten. My daughter has actually asked me to knit her something with a yarn like this. That means more fun for me :)