Mountain Hare Jacket
Small – Underarm (buttoned) 91cm. Waist 79cm. Length 57cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 97cm. Waist 85cm. Length 59cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 103cm. Waist 91cm. Length 61cm.
Extra Large – Underarm (buttoned) 109cm. Waist 97cm. Length 63cm.
This pack contains all the Alice Starmore® Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required to make the Mountain Hare Jacket from Glamourie in your chosen size and colours. It is shown here in a main colour of Pebble Beach with contrast 1 of Corncrake, contrast 2 of Mountain Hare, contrast 3 of Driftwood and contrast 4 of Sundew.. You will require a copy of GLAMOURIE for the pattern instructions, the Glamourie book is available for purchase here.
I wanted the Mountain Hare knitting designs to echo the salient features of the costume, but worked in Hebridean 2 Ply. It features a simple finely-textured pattern for the sides and sleeves of the jacket, and panels of textured zig-zag lines that climb upward, with a single ladder pattern above the vent at the centre back. Instead of the free-form embroidery of the costume, I lightly embroidered the regular zig-zag panels with stars and French knots, some self-coloured and some in contrast colours.
The jacket is lightly shaped to the waist with all the shaping taking place within the side panels. There is a lot of scope for variation in the embroidery as it is entirely optional, being worked after the pieces are knitted. The collar of the jacket is worked in a textured stranded colour pattern, and the finishing touch are the buttons which, like the costume, are knitted, embroidered and then felted into little orbs. The yarn pack includes enough yarn for embroidery and felted buttons in the colours as shown.
£66.50 – £88.50