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Grainbow Shawl - by Zeens & Roger


This triangular shawl uses simple stitches and touches of colour to create a modern crochet accessory. 

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Knit By Numbers DK (100% Merino, approx 250m per 100g)

MC: 06; 3x 100g skeins 
CC1: 24; 1x 25g mini skein 
CC2: 51; 1x 25g mini skein 
CC3: 62; 1x 25g mini skein
CC4: 31; 1x 25g mini skein 
CC5: 70; 1x 25g mini skein 
CC6: 16; 1x 25g mini skein


John Arbon Textiles Zwartbles, DK 

MC: Light; 2x 100g skeins 
CC: Mid; 1x 100g skein 

Crochet Hook: 4.5mm hook

Notions: Locking stitch marker, tapestry needle, row counter (optional)

Gauge: 13 sts & 9 rows = 10 cm / 4” after blocking

Sizing and Measurements: One size: 68cm / 27” long x 190cm / 75” wide (at widest point)

Notes:  Unless stated otherwise, the chains at the beginning of rows count as stitches. When making Option 1, there is enough to CC6 to create Rows 51 & 52 of Option 2 edging. Use CC6 just for those two rows. Stitch counts for all rows are given on the chart.

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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.

Nestled in the heart of North Devon, our Mill is one of only a handful of small-scale, specialist worsted processing & spinning Mills still operating in the UK. Full of refurbished machinery John has rescued over the years, with some newer additions along the way, the Mill is where we create, develop and make all our Yarn & Fibre Tops ranges. 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 a re-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Some of our ranges are... Knit by Numbers (100% organically farmed Merino in over 100 gradient shades), Exmoor Sock (our newest addition), Exmoor Zwartbles 4ply & DK (wonderfully woolly & hardwearing), Harvest Hues (bouncy with deep, rich shades), and Devonia (brimming with drape and lustre). Many of these glorious ranges are made using sheep reared and sheared on our doorstep in Devon, as it is important to John to incorporate local & rare breed fleeces wherever possible.

This last year has been a rollercoaster of woolly excitement - we passed the sock side of our business onto Kim Kearney (Arbon Socks) in order to focus wholeheartedly on producing our specialist Yarn & Tops. Our South Molton Mill folk, led enthusiastically by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil, Tash & Frankie (who's come back to the fold proper) - a fantastic team of woolly magicians. Generous amounts of backup comes from Juliet & Sonja (an invaluable new addition) based at our Lynton shop & office, which steadfast assistance from Judi & Ginette.

2019 sees our 5th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 8th & 9th June, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

Thanks to all our loyal customers for your warm wholehearted support & encouragement. We couldn't do it without you.

All the best indeed

John & Juliet


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