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Kit - Knitting - Russian Medallion Shawl

Price: $45.00 - $52.99

Inna Voltchkova designed this magnificent shawl from one skein of Camelot Chameau (55% bombyx silk/45% camel).  The pattern was published in Piecework September/October 2015 issue, p50-53.  Inna's finished Shawl weighs 94g.

You can purchase either the Camelot Chameau yarn with the Piecework issue or without.

The majority of camel hair comes from the two-humped Bactrian variety, which survives in extremely cold climates. Camel hair is comprised of two qualities: relatively coarse outer hair and inner down fibre. An expensive process of separating the long coarse hair from the down, called dehairing, is necessary before spinning yarn.

The short camel fiber acquires length, shape retention sheen and durability when blended with silk. The silk attains a beautiful tan colour, softness and warmth. The yarn is strong, yet cuddly and scrumptious to weave or knit lace accessories.

When winding into a ball, we recommend putting an empty paper towel cardboard tube (or something similar) over the center post of your ball winder (you can cut the tube to the height of the center post).  When finished winding, remove the yarn ball with the tube still in the center-this will prevent the center of the ball from collapsing (a collapsed center can create "bunching" which can lead to tangles).  Work the yarn from the outside of the ball.  

There is a lot of yardage in one skein; if you prefer, we can wind onto a cone for you.  Order that separately, clicking here.

Color: Natural Camel Tan 

Yarn Name Meaning: Chameau = camel (French)

Thank you, Piecework magazine, for the photo of the model with the shawl.

Yarn Details
yarnapprox. skein wt.yd/lbm/kgyds/skein
30/2
lace/thread weight
100 g
3.5 oz
7,400 14,880 1,630
For Weavers
Plain Weave
(supple) sett
Plain Weave
(supple) sett
Twill sett
28 EPI 32 EPI  34-36 EPI
For Knitters
Approx.
Wraps/Inch
Typical Gauge
4" or 10cm
U.S. needle size
stockinette
Metric needle size
stockinette
18+ 32+ 00-2 1.75-2.75

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