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Named for Gemma who gave me this gorgeous hand spun yarn for my birthday last year, McCafferty is Lily’s second shawl pattern. It was designed whilst we were in Ireland and I finished knitting the sample last week in Silverdale. I have picked up this yarn so many times and just hadn’t been able to find the perfect pattern to do it justice. It has fantastic colour gradients from oatmeal through grey to vibrant gold shades. I am oh so pleased with how it turned out.


The main body of the shawl is garter stitch with a perpendicularly knit border. I found it a quick and easy knit and thought it was just perfect to show off the yarn’s subtle colour changes.


We’ll be looking for a couple of test-knitters for McCafferty but would really want quite a quick completion – early September if possible. If you would like to give it a go then do leave us a comment.  🙂


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