Child Version –
Age 2-3yrs – Underarm (buttoned) 69cm. Length 36.5cm.
Age 4-5yrs – Underarm (buttoned) 74cm. Length 40cm.
Age 6-7yrs – Underarm (buttoned) 80.5cm. Length 46cm.
Age 8-9yrs – Underarm (buttoned) 85cm. Length 49cm.

Adult Version –
Petite – Underarm (buttoned) 99cm. Length 63cm.
Small – Underarm (buttoned) 105.5cm. Length 65cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 112cm. Length 67cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 122cm. Length 69cm.
X Large – Underarm (buttoned) 130.5cm. Length 71cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all childs’ sizes with an amendment for your chosen adult size. The kit also includes all the yarn required to make Firebirds in your chosen child or adult size. It is a classic dropped shoulder shape, worked entirely in the round in one piece.


As a child I was always captivated by the legend of the Firebird, so I decided to draw some Firebirds of my own for this girls’ cardigan. I gave my neatly rounded birds a slight touch of vanity, as they turn their heads around to get a better look at their curled tail feathers. Above and around them are leaves which curve to match their bodies. As they are Firebirds, I used colours which have a hint of flame about them – Clover, Wild Orchid, Sundew and Corncrake. For the background I placed them in a rich garden of Machair, Bogbean, Lapwing and Calluna. The topmost leaves above the birds are also worked in Machair with a Calluna background and this helps to carry the repeat upwards. As well as being visually powerful enough to satisfy a modern girl’s idea of fashion, this is also a practical garment in terms of length and colour. It is ideal for occasions that require a touch of formality, while still allowing the wearer freedom of movement.

In response to many requests, I have also written a pattern amendment to upsize the child’s garment to a woman’s version.