Alice Starmore Scottish Hand Knitwear Yarns and Designs

Dear Knitter,

We have had a very busy month designing, knitting, styling, doing photoshoots and sending many Sulaire kits on their way around the world! Our first batch of Hiort yarn, which we made to celebrate the first of the Hiort project designs, has now sold out. The final batch of the dyelot will be available as a colour choice for the Sulaire shawl later in the year. In the meantime the Sulaire is available in our range of Hebridean 2 Ply.

Alice Starmore Scottish Hand Knitwear Yarns and Designs
Oregon Spring Cardigan patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Oregon Spring Cardigan patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn

This August we are welcoming back the Oregon Spring Cardigan, which is now available in a separate patterncard kit. Originally inspired by the myriad greens of Oregon, it looks just as good in the greenery of a Scottish summer. Click here for the Oregon Spring Cardigan.

Oregon Spring Cardigan patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Herald Set patterncard knitwear design by Alice Starmore in pure wool Hebridean 2 Ply hand knitting yarn

We have two much requested designs back in stock. The Herald is made in warm, rich tones of Hebridean 2 Ply, perfect for autumn on the moor. The Strathspey is a graceful shaped design which can be knitted in any of our Hebridean 3 Ply colours.

Herald Set patterncard knitwear design by Alice Starmore in pure wool Hebridean 2 Ply hand knitting yarn
Herald Set patterncard knitwear design by Alice Starmore in pure wool Hebridean 2 Ply hand knitting yarn
Strathspey patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 3 Ply yarn
Strathspey patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 3 Ply yarn
Strathspey patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 3 Ply yarn
Eagle wrap in small length from the book Glamourie by Alice Starmore and Mol Eire patterncard kit design by Jade Starmore

Because of lockdown restrictions easing we were able to get out on some location photoshoots at the beginning of the month. We went to the beautiful coastal village of Portencross with Nina, where we got some images of the Mol Eire and Eagle Wrap that Jade knitted over the lockdown. These designs are both available in your own colour choices, so you can personalize them with our Hebridean 3 and 2 Ply range.

Eagle wrap in small length from the book Glamourie by Alice Starmore and Mol Eire patterncard kit design by Jade Starmore
Mol Eire patterncard kit design by Jade Starmore in Hebridean yarn
Eagle wrap in small length from the book Glamourie by Alice Starmore and Mol Eire patterncard kit design by Jade Starmore
Witch Hare patterncard kit design by Alice & Jade Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn

We also took an evening stroll in the park with Xinyu to show off the Witch Hare hat set. You can now see how lovely it  looks when worn.

Witch Hare patterncard kit design by Alice & Jade Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Witch Hare patterncard kit design by Alice & Jade Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Witch Hare patterncard kit design by Alice & Jade Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Eagle wrap in small length from the book Glamourie by Alice Starmore

The Eagle Wrap made another appearance on a shoot with Kirsty, this time as the perfect addition to a cropped Harris tweed jacket.

Eagle wrap in small length from the book Glamourie by Alice Starmore
Eagle wrap in small length from the book Glamourie by Alice Starmore
Eagle wrap in small length from the book Glamourie by Alice Starmore
Elizabeth of York design from Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore, knitted by Constance Caddell

We have a new collaboration page on Constance Caddell, who has knitted several of our designs and worn them with her own elegant styling.  You can see her knitting, colour choices and beautiful finished outfits, and find links to her Instagram and YouTube channel here.

Jane Seymour design from Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore, knitted by Constance Caddell
Jane Seymour design from Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore, knitted by Constance Caddell
The Raven costume by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

I added my take on design to the Wild Women Web earlier this month, focusing on my feathered costumes and designs. If you want a quick read you can find it here on Thread 24 of the Wild Women Press website.

The Raven cardigan hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

If the weather treats us kindly we will be back next month with more photographs and perhaps even a new design.

Happy Knitting,

Alice

Mary Tudor design by Alice Starmore from the book Tudor Roses