Oregon Cardigan


Petite – Underarm (buttoned) 97.5cm. Length 56cm.
Small – Underarm (buttoned) 106cm. Length 58cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 114.5cm. Length 60cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 123.5cm. Length 62cm.
X Large – Underarm (buttoned) 132cm. Length 64.5cm.
XX Large – Underarm (buttoned) 140.5cm. Length 66.5cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the yarn required to make Oregon Cardigan in your chosen size and colourway. It is available in both Autumn (russets) and Spring (blues & greens) colourways. A classic style with lightly shaped armholes with the garment worked in the round in one piece. This design is also available as a vest and as a hat set.

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 come from a landscape that is virtually treeless, so the forests of Oregon left a lasting impression on me. The memories of a Spring road trip along the Mackenzie River are particularly vivid, and inspired this popular and enduring design. To recreate those memories I designed stylised firs for the main pattern; they evoke the dense, high backdrop of conifers that blocked out the sky. The border design is my take on the Mackenzie River, flowing at eye level by the road. I designed a pattern reminiscent of floating leaves, and filled it with the colours of light on water, and of dark undergrowth through which the first hints of Spring were starting to appear. I made similar trips in September and October but an Autumn version of the design was a long time coming because I lacked a suitable palette of colours. Getting it right involved designing my Hebridean yarn range with the shades and subtlety that I needed. The Oregon Cardigan is shown here in the Autumn colourway and is also available in the Spring colourway (see detail photographs for images of colourways).



Oregon Patterncard Kit by Alice Starmore in Autumn Colourway
Oregon Patterncard Kit by Alice Starmore in Spring Colourway

Oregon is available in the Autumn or Spring colourways, and as a cardgian, waistcoat or hat set.