Two-tone jersey knit Poncho. Perfectly sized for Autumn/Winter. This poncho can be turned 'inside out' and worn in various ways, as a wrap, scarf, snood or travel blanket by undoing the coconut buttons down the side. The poncho is designed to be worn inside out or 'outside in', to suit your fancy! Each poncho is beautifully made and hand-finished by skilled knitters in Peru using the Samantha Holmes signature Babyboo yarn which washes beautifully. It is uniquely warm, as luxuriously soft as cashmere, but more lustrous and hard wearing and the jersey knit gives a stunning swingy drape. The model in our photos is 6 foot, so the poncho will look longer on shorter ladies. The buttons can be worn to the side or to the front in a cardigan style.
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After 10 years in the business, our knowledge of the quality and care of our alpaca yarns is second to none.
Alpaca improves with age. Our products will not always feel as soft and supple when new as they will with continued wear. Do not trust other softer alpaca products which may contain acrylic. This will initially give a softer feel, but it will pill and ball very quickly.
Our exclusive yarn combines 70% finest micron baby alpaca with 30% bamboo viscose to create a supremely soft, silky yarn, less prone to pilling. It is harder wearing, drapes beautifully and while it remains uniquely insulating, it is more breathable, less hairy and therefore more trans-seasonal. It also washes beautifully.
A cool hand wash (max 30 degrees celsius) with a mild detergent such as Stergene or baby shampoo is recommended. Wash for no more than 5 minutes. Rinse in lukewarm water, always pressing, not wringing the fabric. Wrap the item in a clean dry towel to absorb excess moisture. Reshape as necessary and lay flat to dry. Do not hang your wet alpaca garment as it will stretch.
While it is possible to machine wash some of our alpaca garments on a 30 degree celsius cool hand wash cycle (ie a cycle which does not run for more than hours!), we cannot guarantee the result, because the make and condition of different washing machines varies too much! However, if you do wish to use this method for some of our smaller and less delicate items, use a mild detergent. Turn the product inside out, fold it neatly and place in a small gauze laundry bag to avoid the item getting stretched and losing its shape. On no account should you use a Tumble Drier, as this will definitely shrink the product.
For very stubborn stains, please take your item to a professional dry cleaner.
We recommend that all our alpaca products are folded or rolled, rather than hung to prevent stretching.