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A Course in Happiness - Featured in Knitting Magazine issue 245

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A Course in Happiness

by Christine Boggis

As featured in Knitting Magazine issue 245


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An exclusive McIntosh knitting kit

Holding a British Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) wool and silk blend together with a Suri alpaca and silk blend creates a soft, lofty fabric with beautiful drape, shown off in an all-over diamond lace pattern.

This raglan sweater is knitted from the top down in the round in FABULOUS 4-Ply  and ffluff - a hand-dyed BFL-silk and baby Suri alpaca-silk blends by McIntosh.


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An intermediate knitting kit in 7 sizes.

  • Finished sizes: 76-81cm (30-32"), 86-91cm (34-36"), 97-102cm (38-40"), 107-112cm (42-44"), 117-122cm (46-48"), 127-132cm (50-52"), 137-142cm (54-56")
  • 1 pair 4.00mm / USA size 6 circular knitting needles, and 1 pair 4.5mm / USA size 7 circular knitting needles, stitch holders and stitch markers required.


Kit contains:

  • 3[3:4:5:6:7:8] x 100g (400m) individually hand-dyed skeins of McIntosh FABULOUS 4-Ply in colour of your choice.
  • 3[3:4:5:6:7:8] x 50g (420m) individually hand-dyed skeins of McIntosh ffluff in colour of your choice.
  • FREE copy of Knitting Magazine issue 245.
  • McIntosh tote bag.
  • McIntosh labels with care instructions.


A course in happiness jumper 


FABULOUS by McIntosh is a luxurious British wool composed of 55% British Bluefaced Leicester spun together with 45% Grade A Mulberry Silk and is accredited as a British Wool blend by British Wool.  

ffluff by McIntosh is a stunning blend of 75% baby Suri alpaca spun together with 25% Grade A Mulberry Silk.

Knitting from a skein: wind each skein into a ball before knitting. We recommend leaving the wool in skein form until prior to knitting to protect the fibre tension.

Pattern: after purchase, you will be sent a copy issue 245 of Knitting Magazine with your order.

A note on colour: as yarn colours vary in different lighting conditions and electronic screens vary too, there may be a slight variation in the product colour. As all of our yarn is hand-dyed, each batch is as unique as you are. We recommend alternating between 2 skeins as you knit throughout the garment. 

Care instructions: hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry. 

Returns: we want you to be thrilled with McIntosh. If not, we will refund or change your yarn within 60 days.  Simple. 


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