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 and all the yarn required to make Firebirds in your chosen size. It is a classic dropped shoulder shape, 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.


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 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.



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