Herald Combined Set

Description

Sweater Measurements
Small – Underarm 91cm. Waist 82cm. Length at centre ex edging 54.5cm.
Medium – Underarm 100cm. Waist 91cm. Length at centre ex edging 56.5cm.
Large – Underarm 109cm. Waist 100cm. Length at centre ex edging 58.5cm.
X Large – Underarm 1117.5cm. Waist 109cm. Length at centre ex edging 60cm.
XX Large – Underarm 126.5cm. Waist 117.5cm. Length at centre ex edging 62cm.

Accessory Set Measurements
Neckwarmer – circumference above edgings 68.5cm.
Gloves & Fingerless Gloves – Width around at knuckles 19.3[20.7,22]cm.

This kit includes the yarn and patterncards for both the Herald sweater and the accessory set. There is a £10 saving on the price of the combined set, which is reflected in the price shown below. The kit comprises a colour-printed patterncard with full instructions in all sizes for the sweater and a colour-printed patterncard with full instructions for the neckwarmer, gloves and fingerless gloves. The kit includes all the Alice Starmore® Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required to make the sweater in your chosen size together with the neckwarmer, gloves and fingerless gloves. Enough yarn is included to make an extra glove and fingerless glove should you lose one. The neckwarmer comes in one size and instructions for the gloves and fingerless gloves are provided in three sizes. Enough yarn is provided in the kit to make the largest size of both types of gloves.

Story

Moths are often imagined to be the drab relatives of butterflies. There are a few who fit that bill, not least the dreaded clothes moth, but there are also thousands of species of beautiful moths who do us no harm and who grace the world with their presence. I find them all the more alluring because they are often hard to find: most are night-fliers and many are confined to specific habitats. I am lucky enough to have a large garden as well as a croft by the sea and miles of moorland around. This means that with patience I can find a wide variety of species, each one a source of wonder and delight.

I thought it was time to create designs in wool based on some of these exquisite creatures. With so many gorgeous and varied moths around, it was hard to choose which one to begin with and so I decided to start with the first one I found when I walked out of the door: it was a Herald, dormant under a strawberry plant in the garden. Its colours are warm and harmonious and its patterns subtle and delicate; but the features that makes it unmistakable are its indented and scalloped wingtips which are perfectly accentuated in a deep, rich purple shade.

I translated the essence of the Herald Moth into various items which can be worn separately or together. The sweater shown here is lightly shaped with attention drawn to the curved and scalloped hemline layers. The cuffs are likewise scalloped and feature one of several abstract colour-patterns I created especially for it. This is an intriguing project for knitters of intermediate to expert skills.

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£145.00£166.00

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Images showing the Herald Sweater combined with the Herald Accessory Kit.