Big Damn Heroes


Mal: “Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?”
Zoe: “Big damn heroes, sir.”
Mal: “Ain’t we just.”

Big Damn Heroes is the second design in my Firefly/Serenity series based on the character Zoe. It is an off the shoulder poncho with a lace pattern inspired by the beautiful white strap dress Zoe wears at the end of Serenity. It captures her style by being both adventurous and sexy, without too much foofarah.

The piece can be worn several ways; off the shoulder poncho, one-shouldered over shirt, pointed cowl, snuggly round cowl, and closed shawl. It is knit from top down, partially worked flat and partially worked in the round, and has off-center points. The bottom and neckline edgings are i-cord knitted on edges.

There are two sizes, which are more about the amount of drapiness you like rather than fit. Both sizes will fit most people but if you are tall or fuller figured, size Large may provide a better end product.

For the other available designs in the series, see
Leaf on the Wind based on Wash, The Ambassador based on Inara, and Wasn’t Born a Shepherd based on Book.

Also available through the Knit Picks IDP – where you can get the yarn and pattern together!