Alba Jacket


Petite/Small – Underarm (buttoned) 106.5cm. Length 70cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 118cm. Length 72cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 129.5m. Length 74cm.
X Large – Underarm (buttoned) 141cm. Length 76cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the yarn required to make the Alba Jacket in your chosen size and colourway. It is available in a choice of two colourways: Ruby as shown in the jacket or Sapphire as shown in the swatch. This is a classic style with lightly shaped armholes. The garment worked in the round in one piece with steeks at front, armholes and neck openings. The sleeves are worked in the round from the armholes to the cuffs.

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As a Gaelic-speaking Hebridean, Celtic imagery was something I grew up with and so it seemed quite natural that I should experiment with its various themes and how I might apply them into knitting designs.

Alba is the Gaelic for Scotland, and as a native Gaelic speaker I wanted to pay tribute to the Gàidhealtachd – the region where the language is spoken.

Key patterns were a favourite of Pictish stonemasons. I saw this one on the Nigg Stone in NE Scotland and transcribed it into a charted knitting pattern in 1990. The regular geometry of the key pattern makes this an easy stranded project, while the tones and shades of Hebridean 2 Ply give it a vibrancy worthy of its name. This is a garment to be worn with pride.



Examples of some of our stranded patterncard kit cardigan designs.