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Ever seen those beautiful mohair skeins and bought one because it just called your name, but you’re not sure what to make? Well, I’ve been there. Barque works perfectly with one skein of fingering and one skein of mohair. It works beautifully whether the skeins complement or contrast with each other. Barque is designed in collaboration with Giddy Aunt Yarns and gets its name from the old sailing ship. The two colourways I used had maritime-connected names - Drift and Pieces of Eight, so it seemed appropriate. The shape of the shawl is also reminiscent of a sail.

YARN: Giddy Aunt Yarns Merino Singles
(100g; 366m [400yds]; 100% merino wool) 4 ply / fingering weight
Giddy Aunt Yarns Kid Mohair Silk Lace
(50g; 420m [459yds];72% kid mohair, 28% silk, lace)

Merino Singles -
MC: 318m [348yds]
Kid Mohair -
CC: 215m [235yds]
The pattern is modular, so more or less yardage can be used. There are instructions in the pattern on how to do this.

Sample used
1 hank of Drift in Merino Singles
1 hank of Pieces of Eight in Kid Mohair

SIZE: One size.
Finished dimensions =
82” / 208cm length
13 ½” / 34cm width

GAUGE: 22 stitches by 28 rows = 4” (10cm) in stocking stitch. Check your gauge.

4 mm [US Size 6] needles
Darning needle
Stitch markers x 1

  • knit
  • purl
  • increases
  • decreases
  • yarnovers
Tech edited and test knitted.

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