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Capo

Poncho with armholes at the woolly brew


Capo
is an armholed poncho... so the easy-wear of a poncho, but you can use your hands easily!

The pattern is by Elizabeth Smith, and available to buy on Ravelry.

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 one is now discontinued but we’ve got lots of lovely shades.

For this middle size, we used 5 balls.

The designer uses relatively large needles for her sample… If you are an average knitter, not too loose or too tight, I’d recommend doing a gauge swatch with a 6.5mm.

It also works really well in Rico Melange Chunky too.

If you like simple shapes and seamless knitting, I'd highly recommend checking out this and all of Elizabeth Smith's patterns.

And if you like ponchos, check out our Caponcho too.

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