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KIT for Basalt crochet pattern 4 ply
Basalt is an asymmetric shawl that can be crocheted bottom-up or top-down (instructions are given for both within this pattern). It’s based on the beautiful geological feature of hexagonal basalt columns that are found across the planet. Inspired by Fingal’s Cave and The Giant’s Causeway, our best-known basalt columns in the UK, Basalt the shawl came into being.
What's in the kit:
- 1 x hardcopy of the pattern
- 1 x automatic digital pattern (sent immediately after checkout)
- 2 x 100g of John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers 4 ply (see below for more information)
- 1 x 20g mini skein of John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers 4 ply
- 1 x Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs embroidered bag
3mm (US C/2 or D/3 hook) for the main body of the shawl and 3.5mm hook (US E/4 hook) for starting chain.
Unblocked dimensions of 41cm at the deepest part and 143cm for the top edge of the shawl. Blocked depth of 41cm and 160cm for the top edge.
Given that most people have a specific preference for either top-down or bottom-up shawls, I have created this one to suit both methods. Instructions are given for both within this pattern.
The hexagons are crocheted separately using Yarn B and are slip stitched on when the main shawl has been crocheted. The pattern contains details and a diagram showing the best way to attach the hexagons.
Within the PDF there is a link to a YouTube tutorial that takes you through the more detailed elements of the shawl. The different parts are time-stamped so that you can get to the part of the tutorial that you need.
Time to make:
Approximately 30 hours (the top-down version is slightly quickly because it is less fiddly).
Within the pattern, you are given instructions on how to best block the shawl and the sizes that this version was blocked out to.
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Basalt is an eight-page document. If you are purchasing a printed copy, it is A4 sized with large, clear text.
Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating
This product was originated by me at Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs. I work with a local printer and they help me to source recycled paper for my patterns. This pattern is printed on paper that is manufactured using wind power,100% recycled post-consumer fibre and carbon neutral. The wool is grown in the Falkland Islands and spun in Devon, England. The bags are made in China and embroidered in Cheshire, England
Postage and Packaging
The P&P costs applied are very transparent. No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage. I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods. I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.