I really love decorating knitting a creating new textures. For this design I’ve played around with i-cord and cables.
First the poncho is worked and then i-cord is knitted. The i-cord is then twined through the cables, really making them pop and stand out. If you choose to work the i-cord in a highly contrasting color, this will really make the cables pop, but you could also choose to work them in the same color as the poncho, creating a more subtle, but gorgeous texture.