Our plaited shawl is so popular at craft fairs that we regularly get requests for the kit: well here we go!
What makes this original design so special is that the lattice-effect wrap will keep you cosy as the colder nights set in, with no need to faff around with shawl pins. It also makes a great present! This garment has a good amount of stretch (we suggest the pattern will comfortably fit sizes 10-16, but are able to offer individual advice about decreasing or increasing size to suit) and will snuggle down nicely over your shoulders whilst keeping your neck warm and the wind out. Not only does it look superb, the pattern is fun to knit and not at all complicated, making it suitable for intermediate knitters and upwards.
We are offering a wide range of colours in fluffy, chunky and super chunky yarns so you can pick the best fit for you. The listed descriptions below are in the same order as the pictures to help you make your choice! Just let us know in the message box at checkout which colour you would like, or send us a message before hand if you want to discuss other options.
*NEW FOR CHRISTMAS 2017: a super soft, fluffy, sparkly white yarn - 50%acrylic, 47% nylon, 3% polyester. We have two kits available with this yarn.
For a Super-chunky, very warm yet light to wear plaited shawl, we offer the following options a. Pink/grey/cerise mix- 40%wool, 60% acrylic.
For a Chunky plaited shawl, great for autumn, we offer the following: a. Red - 20% alpaca, 80% acrylic. b. Speckled clover-pink - 20% alpaca, 77% acrylic, 3% viscose. c. Green/blue/white mix -30% wool, 70% acrylic.
For a Fluffy plaited shawl as shown in the picture of the finished product (this one is REALLY soft!): a. Deep pink in brushed yarn - 52% wool, 39% acrylic, 9% nylon.
Each kit is complete with needles, all of the yarn you need to make up the shrug, and the pattern. They are presented in a brown paper bag with a photograph of the finished product on the front to guide you in your making.
We hope our patterns are clear and easy to get to grips with; if you have any questions, you can always drop us a message either here or on our gmail account: helpfulladybird [!at] gmail.com. We aim to reply on the same day so you don't have to delay your making!
Please be aware that whilst we have tried to photograph the colours of the yarn as accurately as possible, actual colours may vary due to the nature of photography and colour settings on different computers.