Oregon Autumn 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 Autumn Cardigan in your chosen size. A classic style with lightly shaped armholes with the garment worked in the round in one piece. This design is also available in a Spring Colourway and as a hat set.

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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 available in the Autumn colourway.



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