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Gabardine Shawl Kit

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  • This shawl designed by Kate Atherley is so popular in the shop, we thought we'd create kits for it!

    Gabardine takes only 2 skeins of wonderful buttery Opus Yarn, and results in a fabulously wearable, snuggly, fitting shawl that will become your wardrobe go-to!

    The slightly unusual shaping creates an extra wide piece with some curl at the edges for an enveloping wrap.

    Who says shawls have to be lacy and delicate? Ribbing makes a fantastic fabric for a casual, everyday piece that works with any style.

    Your kit includes:
    • 2 skeins of Opus (shown in Cinnabar)
    • PDF pattern (delivered by email. Give us your Ravelry username in the notes if you'd like us to add it to your Ravelry library.)

    You will also need:
    •4.5 mm (US 7) 60 cm/24” circular needle
    • 5.5 mm (US 9) circular needle for working cast-off
    • Removable stitch markers
    • Digital scale

    One size
    At tension and with yardage given, finished shawl is: 180 cm/70 inches wide and 53 cm/21 inches deep.

    Note: The pattern calls for 2 skeins of yarn, and the individual sections are set by yardage/yarn used. No counting of stitches required, but you will need a digital scale.

    Opus was developed by the amazing Carmen Schmidt - expert owner of A Yarn Story ,to address the need for a yarn which is both soft & buttery and also a workhorse, so you know this will be a good 'un!

    Opus is super lush."Buttery" is the perfect adjective for this yarn, which masquerades as a fine, cool cashmere but is in fact a hardy blend of merino and baby alpaca. It's technically a Fingering/4-Ply weight, but also knits up perfectly as a Sport weight since it's so lofty.

  • Ingredients:
    70% Falkland Merino
    30% Baby Alpaca

    325m (355yd)


    Fingering/4-Ply - Sport
    For st st: 3 - 4mm (US 2½ - 6)
    28sts = 10cm (4")

  • Our Story

    What happens when you want a workhorse yarn but one that is soft and buttery? Can a yarn be both strong and soft at the same time and last? Walcot Yarns is the answer to these questions.

    Our goal at Walcot Yarns is to product luxurious yarns and fabulous patterns for knitters and crocheters alike - because we're makers too.

    Walcot Yarns: indulgent fibres made to create, wear and love.