Dear Knitter,

It has been a particularly cold and dreich February, so we are ending this month with some rich, warm colours and a new design. The Jacobite Rose Hat Set contains a tasselled beret and fingerless gloves – ideal for the cold weather. This design is inspired by the Jacobite Roses growing in my garden, and features my interpretation of the rose leaves and hips which always make a glowing display of colour in the autumn. You can find the Jacobite Rose Hat Set patterncard kit and have an in-depth look at the inspirations behind it here.

Jacobite Rose patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Jacobite Rose patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Jacobite Rose patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply pure new British wool hand knitting Yarn in Fulmar colour

I am happy to say that our beautiful, dusky Fulmar shade of Hebridean 2 Ply is back in stock with a lovely new dyelot. Along with it comes Jade's Otter design from Glamourie in the Heath colourway. Here you can see a detail from the cropped version of the Otter and images of skeins of the Fulmar. You can also find the Fulmar shade on our website here.

Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply pure new British wool hand knitting Yarn in Fulmar colour
Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply pure new British wool hand knitting Yarn in Fulmar colour
Detail from the Otter design from the book Glamourie by Alice Starmore

We have spent the last month adding more yarn imagery from our Hebridean locations. Here is a selection of our lovely yarns out in some of our favourite places.

The designs have not been left out and we have added more images from recent shoots with Emma and Iona.

Due to the pandemic lockdowns and the need to socially distance, our yarn production schedule has been quite severely interrupted over the last year. This has resulted in some colours being out of stock for much longer than normal. We have made a Yarn Stock page where you can keep track of what is currently in stock, and what colours are due to appear with new dyelots over the coming year. You can have a look at this page (which will be accessible from both our News and Our Yarns sections) whenever you need a yarn update.

Jane Seymour design from the book Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore

As always, we are constantly knitting for the photoshoots that we plan to have in the summer months. I am currently working on a new openwork piece, while Jade is making a Jane Seymour. You can see it in progress here, looking like a burst of sunshine in a background of Whin and contrast of Golden Plover.

Jane Seymour design from the book Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore
Jane Seymour design from the book Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore
Jacobite Rose Hat Set and Cardigan patterncard kit designs by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn

We will be back next month with more Jacobite Roses, this time in the form of a cardigan, and one or two new dyelots coming back in stock.

Happy Knitting,

Alice

Jacobite Rose