Lott Shawl – by Alice Sleight


Inspired by the rows of neatly tended allotment gardens passed each afternoon on daily walks during 2020’s UK lockdown, Lott’s collection of stitch patterns and techniques are reminiscent of flowerbeds, trellised plants and rows of seedlings and bulbs. Constructed from one tip to the other, Lott gradually increases on one side whilst changing between sections of slip stitches, cables, bobbles, ribbing and stripes. The second half is smoother sailing, worked in just one colour, decreasing over rows of comforting garter stitch. Finally Lott is edged with an applied i-cord to hide colour joins and tie both ends together.

Comprising five colours of John Arbon Textiles Yarnadelic, Lott is a wonderful canvas for exciting colour combinations! Play with a selection of mini skeins and see how they interact!


John Arbon Textiles, Yarnadelic (Sport Weight; 333m per 100g)
Yarn A: Pink Moon; 2 skeins
Yarn B: Wondrous Place; 1 mini skein
Yarn C: Badi Da; 1 mini skein
Yarn D: Ordinary Joe; 1 mini skein
Yarn E: Galleta Guitar; 1 mini skein

Finished Measurements

One size: 180cm / 71” long x 41 cm / 16” wide (at widest point)

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3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length
This shawl is worked flat. However, circular needles are recommended to help work the bobble section and applied i-cord edging
(Optional: 3.25mm / US 3 DPNs to work applied i-cord edging)


28 sts & 48 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Garter Stitch on 3.25 mm / US 3 needles after blocking.