Moon & Stars


Age 2-3 yrs – Underarm (buttoned) 67cm. Length 35cm.
Age 4-5 yrs – Underarm (buttoned) 73.5cm. Length 39.5cm.
Age 6-7 yrs – Underarm (buttoned) 80cm. Length 42.5cm.
Age 8-9 yrs – Underarm (buttoned) 86.5cm. Length 47cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required to make the Moon & Stars in your chosen size.

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.


I designed this waistcoat for children who wonder where the moon and stars have gone when they go to bed during the light nights of the Hebridean summer. I strongly identified with RL Stevenson’s poem as a child in the Hebrides. Both poem and summer nights were the inspiration for Moon & Stars.

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me on the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

Bed in Summer
by RL Stevenson



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