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Polkamania! Cowl - by Felicity Ford (KNITSONIK)


Polkamania! is a cosy, soft cowl that’s long enough to wrap twice around your neck. It’s worked as a tube in the round, then the ends are grafted together. Duplicate stitch is used on the last round of your knitting to produce the illusion that your cowl is seamless and continuous.

The pattern takes a simple polka dot motif and reiterates it 24 times across two hues of yarn, exploring how light and dark versions of those hues work together when combined. Each section is a unique configuration of light/dark and pattern/background so that knitting the cowl never gets boring. The result of your labour is a harmonious and instructive garment that showcases a variety of yarn combinations.

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers mini skeins, 4-ply (100% Organically Farmed Falklands Merino) 25g / 109yds/100m 

Shown in Shades: 07, 08, 09, 10 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18; 1 mini skein each

Needles: 2.75mm / US 2 DPNS or circulars for your preferred method of working in the round. 

Notions: Darning needle, stitch marker

Gauge: 37 sts & 33 rows = 10 cm / 4” over colourwork stocking stitch in the round after blocking.

Dimensions: 14.5cm/5¾” wide (width when laid flat) x 175cm/69” tall (circumference after grafting)

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Welcome to John Arbon Textiles’ website, every page adorned with our luxury yarns & fibre tops, a fine array of woolly wonders.

We develop & make our yarns & tops at our specialist processing & spinning Mill, Fibre Harvest, a haven of enthusiasm & creativity, snug in the heart of North Devon.

The new Mill arrival, Italian cone winder (Gino) has settled in splendidly, whilst Gillian the skeiner (one of our oldest machines at over 100 years of age) has had are-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Our latest yarn & tops range, Devonia, a beautiful blend of Devon fibres in 14 deep, mottled, irresistible shades, proudly features on the front cover of our latest catalogue.  And our KBN 4ply minis are welcomed into the fold - all 103 Knit By Numbers shades now available in baby 25g hanks, perfect for colour-work.

Throughout the last year Mill Membership numbers have increased monthly & we’re planning more special treats for the Mill Members’ secret web page in 2018.

The fabulous Mill team, led steadfastly by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil & Natasha; our Lynton shop & office, with Juliet at the helm, is run by Ginette, Judi & Natasha (again), whilst Frankie is our roving ambassador.

2018 sees our 4th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 19th & 20th May, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

Thanks to all our customers for your warm wholehearted support & encouragement.

All the best indeed

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