Small – Underarm (buttoned) 89.5cm. Length 47cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 96.5cm. Length 48.5cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 103.5cm. Length 50cm.
X Large – Underarm (buttoned) 111cm. Length 51.5cm.
XX Large – Underarm (buttoned) 118cm. Length 53cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the yarn required to make Mòinteach in your chosen size. Mòinteach is a standard fit cardigan with set in sleeves. The body is entirely worked in the round and the sleeves are knitted separately in the round to the armholes, with the sleeve caps knitted back and forth in rows. The Mòinteach is shown here worn with gloves from the Maud Hat Set and a hat from Creative Course 1.

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The flowers of moorland plants are generally very small in scale and the juxtaposition of different plants, such as heathers and mosses, produce stunningly colourful carpet-like effects. I originally created this allover pattern to depict the very different carpets of colour formed by the machair and meadowsweet croftland in bloom, but the scale and delicacy of the pattern is also perfectly suited to depict the moorland carpet.

For colour, I turned to one of my Mamba images of heathers and underwater lochan plants. Kelpie, Selkie and Lapwing hint at the dark loch background while Sundew, Mountain Hare, Clover and Tormentil express the colours of the blooming and fading heathers, and the bronze underwater vegetation.