Cairngorm Brooch


Small – Underarm 93cm. Length 58.5cm.
Medium – Underarm 103.5cm. Length 59.5cm.
Large – Underarm 112cm. Length 62.5cm.
XL – Underarm 122cm. Length 64cm.
XXL – Underarm 130cm. Length 65.5cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the yarn required to make Cairngorm Brooch in your chosen size. This design is a good project for an advanced cable knitter, see story for more information.

Cairngorm Brooch is available in a choice of two colours of Bainin yarn.

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Named after a Scottish Country dance, Cairngorm Brooch is a very stylish raglan sweater with straight three-quarter length sleeves. Alice Starmore Bainin ensures that the sophisticated textures and patterns are perfectly defined. I designed two elaborate emblems to represent the “brooches” – one for the back and front, and another for the sleeves. I devised a couple of new cabled manoeuvres for the twisted rib outlines of the emblems, which step back and forth from main to cable needle, in tune with the steps of a dance, so I have christened my manoeuvres “The Cairngorm Twists”. This is an interesting project for an experienced knitter looking for something new and different.