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Granny Shawl


This simple shawl is made a little but more jazzy with the addition of some bobbles.

You will need:

Plump DK x 6 skeins (shown in Darjeeling)

Pudding (new name for Swadldle) for bobbles x 1 (shown in Gooseberry)

4.5mm crochet hook

Take a look at this video for help making the crochet balls for the border.

Plump dk is a pretty standard doubleknit or light worsted weight yarn.   We have used it for straight double knit projects as well as projects specifying an aran weight yarn and found it works well for both.  Any hook size from 3.75mm to 5mm is great.  When working out which hook to use, bear in mind that Susan and Karen are quite loose crocheters.  If you know you crochet tightly, go up at least one hook size to make sure you get the lovely softness and drape in the project you are making that the yarn can give.

Ballband Tension (gauge):
Using a 4mm needle  over stocking stitch: 22 sts to 10cm and 30 rows.

We really recommend not getting too stressed about exact tensions.  Everyone crochets differently and your tension can even change with your mood!  If you have found a yarn you really like and it's in the right ball park, why not buy a ball and give it a go?  Try a slightly different hook size if you are way off the right tension.  If you are putting all the effort into creating then best to use a yarn you love!

If you want any advice, drop us a line at [email protected]

We recommend gently spraying your finished garment with water and allowing to dry naturally before wearing.  This 'sets' the fibres and reduces shedding which can happen with roving yarns.

If you want to block your finished project, do so carefully.  Because of the natural sponginess of Plump we find that pressing isn't really necessary but you might like to if you have used plain stocking stitch (this removes the need for spraying the garment as above).

Anything that has a raised stitch structure (like rib, garter stitch) should not be ironed as you will press out the beautiful texture.

When your garment needs washing (hopefully not much!), use a specialist wool detergent and hand wash with care. Dry naturally and flat.

Any queries, just drop us a line at [email protected]


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We will happily accept returns or exchanges within 28 days.  Please drop us a line at [email protected] if you plan to send anything back so that we can deal with your request.  Please note that we can only accept unused yarn, still in the skein (ie not wound into a ball).  Further information is available at our terms and conditions.