Small – Underarm 103cm. Length 63cm.
Medium – Underarm 111.5cm. Length 64.75cm.
Large – Underarm 120cm. Length 68.5cm.

This pack contains all the Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required for Amphora in your choosen size and colourway, plus an amendment with instructions to be worked in conjunction with those given in A Collector’s ItemYou will require a copy of A COLLECTOR’S ITEM for the pattern instructions, the book A Collector’s Item is available for purchase here.

This design is available in Blue (shown in sweater) and Red (shown in swatch) colourways.

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.


The Greeks spared no effort when creating beautiful objects, and the bold forms which decorate much of Grecian pottery are striking in their precision. An amphora in the Burrell Collection, dated circa 540 BC, is a good example of expert hand-drawing and also depicts soldiers preparing for battle in the distinctive dress of the day. When designing this tunic, I took the stylised floral forms and the red and black colouring directly from the amphora. Our Hebridean 2 Ply colour palette allowed me to add the blue colourway from a radically different inspration – the moody loch and rocky landscape of the Uig hills on the Isle of Lewis.



Amphora design from the book A Collector's Item by Jade Starmore in Red Colourway
Amphora design from the book A Collector's Item by Jade Starmore in Blue Colourway
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Some of the designs from the book A Collector's Item, which are all available as yarn packs.