Clear mountain air, bright green shoots and soft moss surrounded by the last melting pockets of snow....captured in a Chubby Manta Ray shawl. 


This 'chubby' neckwarmer sized Manta Ray shawl is hand knitted from a glorious combination of locally sourced natural coloured Jacobs Sheep wool spun into a funky art yarn with dyed merino laps and edged with salvaged commercial cottons and acrylics. 

The neckwarmer can be held in place using the crocheted sari silk yarn brooch. 


Jacobs Sheep wool belongs to JC who lives at Baynhams Brewery (where they brew the Pigbeer..) 

Dyed merino laps are textile mill waste from Wingham Wool. 

Ethically sourced sari silk yarn obtained from Yarn Yarn Co. 


The Manta Ray Shawl is our signature shawl - an open lace stitch 'spine' widening into two loose-knit 'wings' which stretch to wrap the shoulders and curve upwards into a kite shaped 'head' which drops to give a deep collar down the back. 

If folded along the spine however, the shawl takes on a completely different appearance - that of a half-size, double thickness traditional triangle shawl which wraps to create a cozy neckwarmer. 



Depth: 70cm

Width: 74cm

Weight: 160g




Hat is pictured on SMALL hat block

Model has 56cm circumference head.



60cm from neck to hip

92cm around the shoulders

86cm around the bust

- approximately UK size 12.


  • Gentle hand wash using mild detergent in luke warm water, do not rub.  

    Squeeze out excess liquid and dry flat away from direct heat. 

    Darn in any loose ends – do not cut!

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    What if I’m not happy with my purchase?

    You should tell us within 14 days of receiving the goods that you want to cancel, and you should return the product within 30 calendar days of your purchase.

    The product that you return must be in the same condition and packaging that you receive it and unused and undamaged in any way.

    Although you’d have to pay the shipping costs for returning your item, we will issue you with a store credit to the same amount. 

    When will I get my refund?

    After we receive your item, we will inspect it and process your refund. Within 14 days of us receiving the goods back the money will be refunded to the original payment method you’ve used during the purchase. For credit card payments it may take 5 to 10 business days for a refund to show up on your credit card statement.

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