Today we introduce The Pirinoa Poncho – a versatile outer garment knitted in cosy wool. It will fit a child from 18 months until about 4 years old or more, and suits boys and girls. This poncho was inspired by something similar worn by the Didsbury children who live on Pirinoa Station, a large farm in South Wairarapa, New Zealand. Our version has been designed by Wei Siew Leong Kiwiyarns Knits. It can be knitted in our Aran weight wool or our DK wool. There is a pattern available for the Aran weight and another for the DK weight.
The poncho is great for throwing on a child when you take them out of the car, to keep them cosy and warm on a wintery day.
The pictures show the little boy model aged 3 wearing the Aran weight poncho. The colour is “Riverstone”, a soft silvery grey. The little girl aged 2 is wearing the DK version in colourway “Wintery Blue”, a soft blue/grey.
We love these photos. The models are local children who live in Pirinoa, and the photographs were taken by Emma from Cheeky Art Photography
Our hand dyed, woollen spun Maniototo Wool is very suited to cables. It is a light, full-of-air yarn that looks wonderful knitted into cables, for extra cosiness without a lot of weight. It takes 3 skeins of wool to knit the poncho. For the DK version, you will have enough wool left from 300g to knit a hat or mitts.
The pattern is available in printed form via our website (see the Products page)
It can be downloaded from Ravelry.com by going to Wei Siew Leong’s Ravelry store.
If you purchase a printed copy it will come with a code (for one-time use only) so you can download it into your Ravelry Library.
We hope you will love knitting this poncho as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you.