Alice Starmore Scottish Hand Knitwear Yarns and Designs

Dear Knitter,

I am happy to announce that the second and last batch of our Special Edition Hiort yarn is now available for the Sulaire Shawl patterncard kit. I developed this shade taking inspiration from the colours of the beautiful stonework of the Outer Hebrides, and it works perfectly in my Sulaire Shawl design. You can find the Sulaire patterncard kit here.

Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply hand knitting yarn in special edition Hiort colour
Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply hand knitting yarn in special edition Hiort colour
Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply hand knitting yarn in special edition Hiort colour
Sulaire patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn

The Sulaire Shawl can also be knitted in any of our available Hebridean 2 Ply colours, and you can now see it in motion knitted up in Pebble Beach. We took this version to an Atlantic beach and recorded a video of model Iona singing the Gaelic song Fear a’ Bhata. This traditional Gaelic song is a beautiful expression of love tinged with anxiety as a young woman watches from the highest hilltop for her fisherman lover returning home. Such is her sorrow at the prospect of his loss at sea that she berates herself for having fallen for him in the first place. You can see the shawl with the perfect backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and vocal accompaniment here.

Sulaire patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Sulaire patterncard kit design by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Alice Starmore 2 Ply Hebridean hand knitting yarn in Erica

Throughout September we have been making the most of some lovely weather by going out and about on photoshoots. You will be able to see these images making their way onto the website over the coming months. We took advantage of a particularly vibrant autumn by taking our yarn out into the moorland and recording the heather in full bloom and then as it slowly faded throughout the month.

Alice Starmore 2 Ply Hebridean hand knitting yarn in Wild Orchid
Alice Starmore Scottish Hand Knitwear Yarns and Designs
Alice Starmore 2 Ply Hebridean hand knitting yarn
Alice Starmore 2 Ply Hebridean hand knitting yarn
Mol Eire patterncard kit design by Jade Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn

Shoots with sisters Iona and Emily have allowed us to showcase some of our designs in stunning backdrops and beautiful light.

Lapwing Collar and pullover designs by Alice Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn
Alice Starmore Scottish Hand Knitwear Yarns and Designs
Blooming Heather by Jade Starmore

We have not neglected the landscape itself and here you can see a flavour of the lovely Isle of Lewis at my favourite time of year.

Hebridean Hills by Jade Starmore
Blooming Heather by Jade Starmore
Blooming Heather by Jade Starmore
Passing Place by Jade Starmore
Na Craga hand knitwear design from the book Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore

Thomas has also been busy; this month he had an article published in the September 2020 editions of the knitting magazines HøstStrikk (available in Norway) and Stickat & Sånt (available in Sweden), featuring stretching exercises specially aimed at keeping knitters supple. He has also released two At Home exercise programmes that are perfect for improving your health as we go into winter. You can read more about them on our Knitting Health page.

Thomas Starmore Fitness Magazine
Kimberley design by Jade Starmore from the book A Collector's Item

As always, we have knitting on the needles and I am currently making two new complementary designs that bring together texture, colour, warmth and style. They will be appearing in time for the cold weather setting in. Jade has also just finished making one of the designs from her book A Collector’s Item, which will be available as a yarn pack very shortly. We will be back next month with more imagery and design.

Happy Knitting,

Alice

Mol Eire patterncard kit design by Jade Starmore in Hebridean 2 Ply yarn