Birds of a Feather Knitting Knit

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Another gorgeous kit from our Christmas Gift Guide 2020.

The Birds of a Feather kit includes two skeins of Banshee Yarns Cashmere Sock in Villanelle, a skein of Banshee Yarns Mohair Lace in Villanelle, a printed copy of the Birds of a Feather Pattern by Andrea Mowry and a 4mm 100cm circular needle so that you can get this project cast-on straight away.

Banshee Yarns, 3 skeins, 250g in total.

Note: The finished project shown is not knit in the yarn provided in the kit.  Finished shawl pictures copyright Andrea Mowry.  Please swatch.

About the yarn

Cashmere sock is a plump soft fingering weight yarn.  The cashmere gives it a little extra softness over merino nylon yarns.  The nylon gives it strength to make it a luxury sock yarn.

Fibre: 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere & 10% Nylon
Meterage: 400m
Skein weight: 100g
Yarn weight: Fingering

Our Banshee Yarns Mohair Lace base is a far cry from the mohair of the eighties.  This super soft luxury mohair silk yarn is gorgeous to knit with on its own or to hold double with other yarns to create really special cosy projects.

Fibre: 72% Kid Mohair 28% Silk ‐ Brushed Singles
Meterage: 420m
Skein weight: 50g
Yarn weight: Lace

When wet blocking/washing projects that include heavily saturated colours, do not leave the project unattended to ensure the project can be removed from the water in the event of colour bleeding.

About the pattern

The Birds of a Feather pattern was originally featured in Laine Magazine Issue 2.  It is a large assymetical shawl which has a final wingspan of 101”/256 cm & a centre depth of 26.5”/67 cm

About the needle

A 4.00mm 100cm circular bamboo needle is included in this kit.

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