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Barragán Shawl | The Knitter Magazine Knitalong by Kath Andrews | McIntosh

Barragán Shawl | The Knitter Magazine Knitalong by Kath Andrews

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"A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy"

Louis Barragán, Architect 1902 - 1988


 As the yarn colours are called “My Serenity” and “My Joy”, this seemed appropriate - especially since one of the stitch patterns is called ‘Floral Mesh’.

Kath Andrews, Barragán Shawl knitalong designer



The Knitter Magazine log


Welcome to The Knitter Magazine knitalong 2023

designed by Kath Andrews

in McIntosh hand-dyed British Bluefaced Leicester 4-Ply 


Launch date - 4th October 2023 in issue 194 of The Knitter Magazine. 

Pattern continuing into issues 195, 196 and concluding in issue 197.

Over the following 4 months a pattern section for this decadent shawl which is named after the notable Mexican architect 'Louis Barragán' will be published in The Knitter Magazine and also on their RAVELRY store. 

The pattern has been designed in McIntosh British Bluefaced Leicester 4-Ply.

You can read more in out blog HERE 



Knitalong Kit Purchase Options

4 options are available to purchase:

  1. McIntosh British Wool Kit & FREE McIntosh Tote Bag
  2. McIntosh British Wool Kit & 4 Part Digital Pattern & FREE McIntosh Tote Bag 
  3. McIntosh British Wool Kit & Knitting Needles & FREE McIntosh Tote Bag  
  4. McIntosh British Wool Kit & 4 part Digital pattern & Knitting Needles & FREE McIntosh Tote Bag

Select which one you would like from the drop down menu, above on the right of the main picture. 


Subscribe to The Knitter magazine by clicking HERE.


Notes on Product Items


  • British Wool Logo 100%
    McIntosh British Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) wool is certified by British Wool as being 100% British wool
  • This kit comprises of 2 x 150g (7 oz), 600m (656 yards), BFL 4-PLY skeins hand-dyed by James McIntosh in the colour-ways of MY Joy and MY Serenity
  • BFL is a wonderfully soft wool with a longer staple fibre than most which resists pilling and has a high lustre
  • Comes with a McIntosh sew-on label with care instructions
  • Wind skeins into balls before knitting


McIntosh Tote Bag

McIntosh tote bag

  • Free with every kit
  • 100% cotton bag to keep your knitalong in while crafting
  • 380 x 420 mm
  • 660mm long carry handle
  • 10L


This wonderful knitalong is available in issues 194 - 197 inclusive of The Knitter Magazine - each issue containing a different section of the pattern
  • Various options for purchasing the pattern are contained above. When purchasing the pattern from McIntosh we will send you a set of 4 digital issues of The Knitter  - you will need to download the ZINIO app to read the magazine.

    Knitting Needles

    • The Barragán Shawl knitalong uses 2 sizes of knitting needles:
    Mindful collection Fixed circular needles
      • 3.00mm
      • 3.75mm
      • If kit with needle option is selected, we will supply the needles as 60cm fixed circular needles from the KnitPro Mindful Collection
      • These are beautiful needles made from premium stainless steel for a smooth knitting surface
      • The needle tips are perfectly crafted for fine fibre projects such as the Barragán Shawl adjoining cable is flexible and memory free for a no-twist glide


      About the Designer

      Kath Andrews

      Kath Andrews

      Kath is a celebrated knitwear designer who has designed the BarragáShawl using McIntosh BFL for The Knitter.

      Living in North Wales with her wife, Kath regularly takes inspiration from the Welsh landscape, language and traditions when designing.

      Her designs, covering a wide range of knitting styles and ability levels, have been published in the UK and US since 2012, and she also loves to share her knowledge of knitting through workshops.

      Baragan shawl

      McIntosh is a boutique hand-dyed wool and haberdashery company based in London.
      I’m James McIntosh, a one person business.
      I hand-dye all the wools to order and personally pack every knitting and crochet item sold and send them to McIntosh customers all over the world - in plastic-free, 100% recyclable and FSC® certified packaging - naturally.
      You can read the story of how knitting saved my life HERE, or to see what the Press say about McIntosh click HERE.