Cleo Skirt/Poncho by Kari-Helene Rane

Cleo Skirt/Poncho

September 2008
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
756 - 1260 yards (691 - 1152 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL
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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.

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
Tension: 20sts and 36 rows to 10cm square over Garter Stitch using 4mm needles

Finished measurements:
52, 62, 72, 82, 92 cm waist
77, 87, 97, 107, 117 cm hip
61, 62, 63, 64, 65 cm long