Petra Breakstone’s Aveline Poncho Knitting Pattern

marni & petra

marni & petra

I first met Petra Breakstone at the Grand Opening of West 7th Wool in Fort Worth. I liked her immediately – she had with her a trunk full of finished knitting patterns which I found creative, modern, flattering, fun — and I wanted to knit them all! Besides all that her sincere smile, cool style and warm personality drew me in and I knew we would be fast friends. I tried speaking German to her at first, but her English is much better than my German as of late 🙂 After completing the Muse Shrug, I decided to purchase the Aveline pattern and give it a go.

Linen/Viscose Yarn Blend from

I used 6 skeins of the super cool linen/viscose blend yarn from and tripled the yarn using size 10mm needles. I purchased 6 skeins.

After I had finished the pattern and sewed the ends together I decided to add a neckline border. This wasn’t in the original pattern, but something I felt might hold the weight of the poncho together and give it a more “finished” look. So I simply picked up the stitches and did several rows of garter stitch, until I was happy with the result.

Avenline Poncho by Petra Breakstone, madebymarni

My Avenline Poncho with the addition of a neckline border 🙂

Here are a few selfies of me modeling my finished work.


I’m so pleased with how this poncho turned out. And like many of Petra’s patterns you can wear it different ways, as a cowl, as a poncho, with the long end in front, to the side, etc… Love love love it.

You’ll find my friend Petra on Ravelry – and and me too! Thanks for reading and happy knitting!

2 Responses

  1. Harriet Yaffe says:

    I am working on Ello but the gauge is way off you
    say 20 stiches to 4 inches on a five. I usually knit right to gauge with the correct yarn which I am using.

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