size medium (to fit 38-44") with a finished size of 53.5" shown on 38" mannequin.
Capo is an armholed poncho... so the easy-wear of a poncho, but you can use your hands easily.😆
It is knitted from the bottom up on circular needles. The armholes are easily made. You just cast off some stitches then on the next round cast them back on.
If you want it longer, make sure to check the length from under the arm to the hem. To add length work more rows before you do the armholes.
We used West Yorkshire Spinners Retreat to knit ours. This blue marled shade is now discontinued but we’ve got lots of lovely shades.
For this middle size, we used 5 balls.
It also works really well in Rico Melange Chunky too.
For both patterns she also has a tips page with lots of help from picking a size, to adding length and blocking.
If you like simple shapes and seamless knitting, I'd highly recommend all of Elizabeth Smith's patterns.
And if you like ponchos, check out our Route 66 too.
From West Yorkshire Spinners, Re:treat - Chunky Roving is a fabulous 100% British wool. It has a roving quality and a soft twist that creates smooth light fabrics.
Created using fleece from a cross breed of Bluefaced Leicester - famous in British hand knitting for its soft handle - and Kerry Hill – renowned for its distinctive markings and clean white fleece.
This yarn is also a great choice for felting!
shades marked * are whilst stocks last.
West Yorkshire Spinners (WYS) is one of the few yarn brands in the UK still designing and manufacturing yarn in-house. Most of their fleeces come from suppliers in Bradford and they are processed at their factory in Keighley. Indeed, the whole operation takes place within a 40 mile area, including an on-site dye house.
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