Cleo Skirt/Poncho Knitting Kit
Cleo is a fabulous, versatile garment that can be worn in a variety of ways – as a skirt; as a poncho (with the ribbing making the roll neck), or as a “boob-tube” dress (accessorised with a belt). Cleo is really interesting to make as it includes several techniques such as circular knitting, ribbing, cabling and short row shaping. With only one seam to finish and the border integrated into each row, Cleo is easy to finish. She can also be worn with Duchess, Breeze or Bonnie as a complimentary two-piece.
See Laura’s blog from Purl About Town about how she embarked on knitting Cleo and here she is modelling all 3 ways of wearing her. We think you’ll agree she looks pretty pleased with it!
Photographed in Alpaca Dawn
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs Fine 100% alpaca yarn
Skill level: novice / intermediate
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 52cm/21″ waist (6 balls of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 62cm/24″ waist (7 balls of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 72cm/28″ waist (8 balls of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 82cm/32″waist (9 balls of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 92cm/36″ waist (10 balls of yarn)
Knitted on 4mm straight, 3mm circular needles plus a cable needle (not supplied)
Tension: 20sts and 36 rows to 10cm square over Garter Stitch using 4mm needles
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions and a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles. It is packed in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final garment storage.
Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders.