Glenesk Cardigan


Petite – Underarm (buttoned) 106cm. Length 58.5cm.
Small – Underarm (buttoned) 111cm. Length 60cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 117cm. Length 62cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 122cm. Length 64cm.
X Large – Underarm (buttoned) 127.5cm. Length 66cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the yarn required to make Glenesk Cardigan in your chosen size. It is a classic dropped shoulder shape, worked entirely in the round in one piece. The Glenesk design is also available as a pullover.

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On Gress Beach there is an intriguing remnant of a small ship that shows the unusual beauty of something man-made being claimed by nature over a long period of time. All that remains of the good ship Glenesk are the boiler and the ribs of the hull, which protrude through the sand to a greater or lesser extent, according to wind and tide. The boiler is obviously made of stern stuff, and is now home to limpets and barnacles, while the sand worms like to make their homes in its shade.

The wood of the ribs is surprisingly well preserved, and on certain days it is possible to obtain an impression of the shape and size of the vessel. The Glenesk is such an old friend that I felt it deserved a design. I created a pattern which incorporates the man-made curves of the boiler together with the gentle waves of seaweed wrapped about it. I used the intense shades of Kelpie, Calluna, Lapwing and Mara to make a stormy background. For the foreground I used the gentler shades of Tormentil, Crotal and Mountain Hare… plus a touch of Golden Plover to give a hint of the sand on which the Glenesk has stood for so long.



Examples of some of our stranded patterncard kit cardigan designs.