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Sweet Clementine - by Francesca Hughes


This is available as a knitting pattern. 

Whimsical autumnal evenings with the leaves gently falling, were the inspiration for the Sweet Clementine Shawl. The shawl will provide just that light but extra warmth around your shoulders, while the colours blend with those of Autumn. If you prefer another season or have a special occasion in mind you can check John Arbon Textiles 2-3 ply colour selection.

The shawl is knit with a centre square, then stitches picked up around the centre square and knit in the round using beautiful lace stitches and combinations of yarn overs and garter stitch for interesting textures.

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Alpaca 2-3 ply (90% Alpaca, 10% Nylon; 600 meters per 100g) 

CCA: Clementine; 1 skein 
CCB: Natural Fawn; 1 skein

Needles: 3.75 mm Circular needles – 80cm  / US 5 – 31inches

Notions: 15 st markers, plus 1 unique marker

Gauge: 35 rows x 28 sts = 10 cm / 4” measured over stocking stitch 

Finished Measurements: approximately, 44 inches x 44 inches                          

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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

John & Juliet


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