Damselfly Cardigan


Petite – Underarm (buttoned) 80cm. Waist 74cm. Length 53.75cm.
Small – Underarm (buttoned) 86cm. Waist 80cm. Length 57.25cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 92cm. Waist 86cm. Length 59.5cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 98cm. Waist 92cm. Length 61.5cm.
Extra Large – Underarm (buttoned) 103.5cm. Waist 98cm. Length 63.75cm.

This pack contains all the Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required to make the Damselfly cardigan from Glamourie in your chosen size and colourway. You will require a copy of the book GLAMOURIE for the pattern instructions.

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Damselflies and their larger dragonfly cousins have been a source of fascination to me from my earliest days of living on the Lewis moor. They come in many colours, which have inspired these three variations. The first colourway shown is based on the Red Damselfly, the second is based on the Northern Blue Damselfly, and the third on the Emerald Damselfly (which is a rare Scottish Highland species I saw often as a child, but which is no longer on Lewis).

This is an interesting project for an adventurous knitter. The body and sleeves are worked as flat pieces; the patterning is quite straightforward, based closely on the centre back panel of the costume. For the yoke, I stylised the abstract wing pattern that I created for the costume front panels so that it could be repeated for a number of sizes and reflected at the centre back and front. Once the body is knitted and blocked, the yoke border is worked and then the body and border are knitted together so that the border is overlaid. The yoke is then worked in the round with steeks at the front, armholes and neck so that the yoke pattern is worked on the right side throughout.