Alice Starmore Scottish Hand Knitwear Yarns and Designs

Dear Knitter,

This newsletter finds us in the middle of a storm, so it is the ideal time to announce the new Firebirds Hat Set. This colourful beret and fingerless glove set is the perfect design for when the season turns from summer into autumn, as it has just done in the Outer Hebrides. You can see the Firebirds Hat Set here worn by Emma with a soft sea green Harris Tweed jacket and accessorised perfectly with her dog Dougal.

For colder days Sylwia is wearing the Firebirds Hat Set with a long Harris Tweed coat in dark green tones.

For milder days and a more casual outfit, Rebecca wears the Firebirds Hat Set with jeans and a cropped tweed jacket in blues.

 

In the previous newsletter I mentioned that my Oregon Autumn Vest was back in stock, but due to demand it disappeared again after only a few days. It is now back once more and you can find it here. The Damselfly Hat Set is also back in all three colourways.

Alice Starmore 2 Ply Hebridean hand knitting yarn in Clover

Over the late summer and early autumn Jade and I have been out and about with our yarns, capturing the colours of the moorland and the heather in bloom. Here are some of the results, showing our Hebridean yarns in the landscape that inspired them.

 

Alice Starmore 2 Ply Hebridean hand knitting yarn in Bogbean
Alice Starmore 2 Ply Hebridean hand knitting yarn in Tormentil
Alice Starmore 2 Ply Hebridean hand knitting yarn in Fulmar
Alice Starmore 2 Ply Hebridean hand knitting yarn in Glen
Alice Starmore 2 Ply Hebridean hand knitting yarn in Calluna

I recently made an appearance on the BBC Radio 4 podcast Torn talking about Fishermen's gansies in the Outer Hebrides. You can listen to the podcast here, (or where you get your own podcasts) and you can also visit our website here to see images of my own gansey designs.

Eriskay design by Alice Starmore
Firebirds Cardigan and Hat Set patterncard kit designs by Jade Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn

The new Firebirds Cardigan has been so very popular that it is currently out of stock whilst awaiting the reprinting of the patterncard. It will be back early in October, and the full Firebirds Set will also be available next month. In the meantime you can keep track of our cardigan stock here.

Happy Knitting,

Alice

Firebirds Cardigan and Hat Set patterncard kit designs by Jade Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn