What DID come first - the chicken or the egg??


In this instance the YARN came first - it's a combination of several salvaged balls of interesting commercial acrylic and polyester yarns, which, once plied together and then plied again on my take-no-prisoners country spinner Boudicca, just looked like a wonderful pile of assorted hen feathers :) 


Knitted up on extreme 27mm knitting needles into a blanket shape, this yarn just needed some lightly felted balls of Poll Dorset and merino wool to become a shoulder-sized wrap with bags of character, ready to be your travelling companion all year round! 


Use the pompoms to secure the wrap round your neck as a chunky short scarf, over a jacket as a statement mini-shawl - or dare to wear as a skirt....!!



Depth: 78cm

Width: 49cm

Weight: 450g




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.

The Chicken and The Egg BLANKET SERAPE

  • 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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