Oregon Spring Vest


Petite – Underarm (buttoned) 97.5cm. Length 54.5cm.
Small – Underarm (buttoned) 106cm. Length 56.5cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 114.5cm. Length 58.5cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 123.5cm. Length 60.5cm.
X Large – Underarm (buttoned) 132cm. Length 62cm.
XX Large – Underarm (buttoned) 140.5cm. Length 64.5cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the yarn required to make Oregon Spring Vest in your chosen size. It is also available in the Autumn colourway, and as a cardigan or 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.



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