Inspired by the beautiful, scenic area around the conservation village Scarborough/ Cape Town (South Africa), this shawl offers the opportunity to play with two different yarns and stitches. Scarborough is a different direction to knit a shawl, but you will end up with a unique and beautiful shawl!

With a Mystery Knitalong, you don't know what the end product will look like. Every other week you get a clue so knitting should be doable.

Start MKAL/ Clue 1: September 27th, 2019
Clue 2: October 11th, 2019
Clue 3: October 25th, 2019

You get the clues as pattern updates.

Scarborough is a collaboration with Cowgirlblues. And with Neustadtgass13 (a LYS) I put exclusive kits together:

7.00 CHF

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Cowgirlblues Merino Twist (100% Superwash Merino; 150 m / 164 yards per 50 g)
• 2 balls in Indigo (yarn A, YA)
93 g / 279 m / 305 yards used for the sample

Cowgirlblues Kidsilk (70% mohair, 30% silk; 410 m / 448 yards per 50 g)
• 1 skein in Shorebreak (yarn B, YB)
34 g / 279 m / 305 yards used for the sample

3.5 mm / US # 4 circular needle, or size to obtain gauge, at least 80 cm / 32” in length

24 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch using YA, after blocking


  • tapestry needle
  • 1 stitch marker
  • smooth waste yarn (around 100 cm / 39.25” long, ideally cotton)


Yarn choice
If you don’t like to work with Kidsilk (YB), you can also substitute it with a fingering weight yarn. Be aware that you need more yarn if you substitute YB with a fingering weight (around 100 g / 400 m / 438 yards).

Yarn colours
The higher the value (light - dark) between the colours the better.
I used a variegated with a semi-solid yarn. You can also use two semi-solids. I would not recommend using two variegated yarns.

knit and purl stitches, increases / decreases, special techniques will be explained

The pattern comes in written instructions. The pattern is not suitable for beginners.

one size

depth: ?”
width: ?”

James Bartley

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