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Retro Fairisle - Featured in Knitting Magazine issue 247

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Retro Fairisle

by Jacinta Bowie

As featured in Knitting Magazine issue 247


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An exclusive McIntosh knitting kit

Inspired by the colourful knitted creations of the 1970's, this beautiful Fairisle cardigan is knitted in sections and sewn together at the end, with puffed gathered sleeves and a stripy trim.

Knit in either  FABULOUS 4-Ply  or BFL 4-Ply hand-dyed by McIntosh. 


An advanced knitting kit in 7 sizes.

  • Finished sizes:
    • 8-10 / 81-86cm (32-34")
    • 12-14 / 91.5-96.5cm (36-38")
    • 16-18 / 101.5-106.5cm (40-42")
    • 20-22 / 111.5-117cm (44-46")
    • 24-26  / 120-127cm (48-50")
    • 28-30 / 132-137cm (52-54")
    • 32-34 / 142-147cm (56-58")


Kit contains:

  • 5[6:6:7:7:7:9] x 100g (400m) individually hand-dyed skeins of McIntosh FABULOUS or BFL 4-Ply in the following colours:
    • 1[1:1:2:2:2:2] in colour OUTRAGEOUS in Fabulous or MY Passion in BFL
    • 1[1:1:1:1:1:1] in colour UNBELIEVABLE in Fabulous or MY Life in BFL
    • 1[ :1:1:1:1:2] in colour FANTASTIC in Fabulous or MY Hope in BFL
    • 1[2:2:2:2:2:2] in colour EXCEPTIONAL in Fabulous or MY Dreams in BFL
    • 1[1:1:1:1:1:2] in colour SPECTACULAR in Fabulous or MY Success in BFL
  • FREE copy of Knitting Magazine issue 247.
  • McIntosh tote bag.
  • McIntosh labels with care instructions.




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.  

BFL by McIntosh is a 100% British wool and accredited by British Wool as such.

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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