Leafing Out


This seamless poncho is worked all in one piece and features eyelet stitch details, a drapey cowl neck and contrasting color trim details. Knit up in the dk-weight Milo yarn from Manos del Uruguay, the merino/linen blend makes this a great light layering piece for multiple seasons. Visit my Leafing Out tips page for tips & tutorials on every aspect of making this piece!

This pattern is part of my Milo 2024 Spring Capsule Collection in collaboration with Fairmount Fibers (the US distributor of Manos del Uruguay yarns). It is available as an individual pattern on their website or you can purchase on Ravelry by clicking the button below.



  • Width: 23¼ (26¼, 30, 34¼)”, including side trim
  • Length: 16 (18, 20, 22)” from lower edge to shoulder line

To Fit Chest Measurements of: 24–30 (32–38, 40–48, 50–60)”

Note: the first size would also be appropriate for a child of 6-12 years.

How to Pick your Size:

When selecting a size, choose a finished width at least 5” to 10” wider than your actual shoulder width. If you have narrow shoulders, you may wish to consider a size at the lower end of that range. The circumference of 46½ (52½, 60, 68½)”, twice the finished body width, is intended to fit approximate chest measurements of 24–30 (32–38, 40–48, 50–60)”.

Yarn/Yardage: Manos del Uruguay MILO (65% merino wool, 35% linen; approx. 380 yds/100 g): 2 (3, 3, 4) sks MC, and 1 sk CC for all sizes.

[DK-weight  yarn]

Gauge: 21 sts and 34 rows/rnds = 4”/10 cm in St st using larger needles.

Needles & Supplies:

  • US 6/4 mm 32” to 40” circular needle (larger sizes may prefer a longer needle) and 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US 5/3.75 mm 32” circular needle, or 1 needle size smaller than that used to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch markers
  • Removable marker
  • Tapestry needle


  • The poncho is worked in one piece from the bottom up from the lower edge to shoulder line with a lace detail on the front.
  • At the shoulder the piece is folded in half, and the live stitches of the front and back shoulder are joined using a three needle bind-off.
  • The remaining stitches are worked in the round to create the cowl neck.

  Photograph cred: Sarah Chapman