Small – Underarm (buttoned) 103cm. Length 80cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 113cm. Length 80cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 119cm. Length 86cm.
X Large Underarm (buttoned) 126cm. Length 86cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the yarn required to make Altnaharra in your chosen size. It is a classic dropped style with a lightly shaped armhole and worked entirely in the round in one piece.

For a step-by-step video tutorial showing all the techniques involved in knitting and finishing stranded garments visit our Stranded Knitting in the Round with Steeks tutorial section.


Once winter sets in on the Lewis moor, the autumn heather bells and moorland grasses fade to pale shades which overlay the rich ground tones with misty hues. This was my colour inspiration for Altnaharra, a flattering three-quarter length jacket in fourteen colours of Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply. Like the winter moor, it is both striking and subtle at the same time.

Concentration is required to set out the vertical panels of the main pattern, but it becomes familiar quite quickly and is therefore an intermediate project for any knitters practised in stranded knitting techniques.



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