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Cleo Knitwear

18 Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 676 1421
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Charming and supports Irish knitters

We found Cleo several years ago when I was looking for a woolen "toy." Besides toys, they carry... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
penwallace
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Monrovia, California
Truly hand knit items

I'm a knitter myself and was disappointed that the "handmade" sweaters in most Dublin shops are... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
outoftowner300
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Washington
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Cleo is a family run Irish knitwear and design shop based in Dublin supporting Irish knitters and makers since 1936.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good7%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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18 Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

We found Cleo several years ago when I was looking for a woolen "toy." Besides toys, they carry wool bowls and some jewelry but specialize in scarves, socks, wrist warmers, sweaters, blankets, dresses, vests...so much stuff that it's piled on tables as well as hanging...More

1  Thank penwallace
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CleoLtd, Front Office Manager at Cleo Knitwear, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for this wonderful review. We really appreciate your kind comment and it mirrors exactly what we are trying to achieve here at Cleo. Thanks!

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

I'm a knitter myself and was disappointed that the "handmade" sweaters in most Dublin shops are knitted on a machine. Then I happened to walk by Cleo and stopped in. Cleo actually has hand knitted items with beautiful designs, some very traditional and others not...More

3  Thank outoftowner300
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CleoLtd, Front Office Manager at Cleo Knitwear, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thank you so much for this review. We here at Cleo do take pride in supporting local knitter and using Irish yarn. It is lovely to hear that you cherish our hand-knitted items. Hope you have great memories from your visit to Ireland and your...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Was recommended to visit this shop from a lady at The Constant Knitter yarn store. Can't overstate the quality, variety, or authenticity of the hand-knit clothing in Cleo's. I picked up a sweater and scarf, and now that i'm home wish i had gotten more....More

1  Thank Jereme G
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CleoLtd, Front Office Manager at Cleo Knitwear, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Delighted you enjoyed your visit to our shop! Warmest of wooley wishes from us to you!

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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Cleo is a little away from the heart of Dublin shopping on and near Grafton Street, but definitely worth seeking out. Good location on Kildare Street near the Shelburne Hotel, St. stephen's Green and the Irish National Museum. Over 20 years or so, I have...More

2  Thank Kathleen F
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CleoLtd, Owner at Cleo Knitwear, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016

Hi Kathleen, Delighted to have you back again and that you enjoyed your visit with us. May you enjoy your shawl!

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Reviewed 25 March 2016

A lovely little shop with lots of wonderful knits! I purchased some super soft mittens to keep my hands warm on a damp, spring day.

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

A tucked-away beauty. Hand knits of top quality. Lush colors. Miwa, our salesperson, is charming and knowledgeable. Must see...and buy!

Thank Didi L
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

Had a nice little walk around Dublin the other day, and had a peek around in here on a recommendation, lovely selection of knitwear, glad I came. A relative wants to do a shopping trip in the future, and I know this will be right...More

1  Thank Theycallitmadness
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Next to Kevin & Howlin, this is my favorite Irish wool knitwear shop in Dublin. Just a block from the Nat'l Gallery and St. Stephens Green. A very small shop on a street with no other retail. Handmade hats, scarves, sweaters, gloves, etc. Many 'one...More

3  Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

I purchased the most beautiful, Irish made, pure merino scarf at only 68 Euro. I could have spent hundreds! Unfortunately there isn't much in larger sizes: I really fancied one of the soft, fine cable knit sweaters. But there is every style of knitwear imaginable...More

3  Thank Devon1964
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

I loved this tiny little shop filled with some of the most beautiful hand woven items I have ever seen. I spent more than I'd planned for but still vow to return someday for one of their most delicate shawls in the prettiest of colors....More

3  Thank HlyGoLgtly
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