Just before Christmas I received a parcel. In it was this gorgeous shawl, kindly loaned by Susan.
The shawl is Stephen West's Botanic Shawl and it uses Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy and Erika Knight Wool Local.
The shawl is generously sized and very wrappable. It is... GLORIOUS.
The garter stripes really show off the self striping Zauberball Crazy and it makes it very squishy. The slip stitches in the solid colour Erika Knight add striking perpendicular lines with very little effort.
The shawl starts with a few stitches in one corner and increases to a stripey border. You can easily make it smaller or even bigger.
This Botanic Shawl uses 2 balls of Zauberball Crazy in shade 2312 Piano Bar and 2 hanks of Erika Knight Wool Local in Gritstone.
To help you choose, I've put together some combos that I think will work well together.
The pattern requires 695m of Crazy Zauberball and 713m of Socks Yeah 4ply. So you will need 2 Crazy Zauberballs and 4 hanks of Socks Yeah 4ply (3 hanks will give 636m so you could fudge it and buy one less!)
top row - Crazy Zauberball shade 2095 and Socks Yeah 4ply shade 111 and Crazy Zauberball shade 2100 and Socks Yeah 4ply shade 1004
bottom row - Crazy Zauberball shade 2389 and Socks Yeah 4ply shade 114 and Crazy Zauberball shade 2332 and Socks Yeah 4ply shade 105
top row - Crazy Zauberball shade 1564 and Socks Yeah 4ply shade 111 and Crazy Zauberball shade 1660 and Socks Yeah 4ply shade 108
bottom row - Crazy Zauberball shade 2427 and Socks Yeah 4ply shade 101 and Crazy Zauberball shade 1507 and Socks Yeah 4ply shade 113
If you would like to replicate our shop Botanic Shawl you could use Socks Yeah 4ply in Quartz.
(If you have difficulty accessing patterns on Ravelry, please get in touch and I'll try to help)
A colourful sock* yarn from Schoppel has two colours twisted together and it stripes!
5 new shades for summer 2023 designed by Kieran Foley.
One, 100g ball will make at least one pair of socks but you can also make a decent sizes scarf/shawl, or two beanie hats or two pairs of handwarmers.
100g will also give you a baby sweater... add more balls for an adult garment.
*This classic 4ply weight produces finer socks, and the wool/nylon blend gives warmth, elasticity and durability, as well moisture wicking properties. And it’s machine washable too.
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What do you think of our Botanic Shawl. Will you make one?
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