Raven Cardigan Triple Collar
With Triple-layered Feather Collar
Small – Underarm (buttoned) 91cm. Waist 81cm. Length 48cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 98cm. Waist 87.5cm. Length 50cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 104.5cm. Waist 94.25cm. Length 52.5cm.
Extra Large – Underarm (buttoned) 111cm. Waist 101cm. Length 54.5cm.
This pack contains all the Alice Starmore® Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required to make the Raven cardigan with the triple-layered feather collar from Glamourie in your chosen size and colour. This design is available in a choice of 34 colours of Hebridean 2 Ply. You will require a copy of GLAMOURIE for the pattern instructions, the Glamourie book is available for purchase here.
For a step-by-step video tutorial showing how to darn in ends and block your kintted feathers for the best finish visit our Feather Finishing Tutorial section.
A pair of ravens nest on the cliffs at the foot of my croft and so I am privileged to observe them at work and play on a daily basis without even having to leave my studio. They habitually sit on fence posts and preen themselves, or each other when they are feeling amorous. They use their massive bills to smooth their feathers into a sleek profile which contrasts with their bristling throat feathers. These are the features that I focused on to create the Raven Cardigan.
I based the rounded-feather lower border on the feathers I created for the chest of the costume. Once these feathers are joined up, the cardigan body is made in one piece, working back and forth in rows of Stocking Stitch. The body is lightly shaped with strategic decreases to the waist and increases to the bustline. The sleeve cuffs are steeply shaped with short rows and decreases echoing the distinctive curving wedge shape of the raven’s tail. The pointed collar feathers are a take on their bearded throat feathers.
The feathered collar leaves lots of room for improvisation: for the pale Raven, shown here in Solan Goose, I made a dramatic triple-layered feather collar. For further versions see the single-layered feather collar with contrast edges in the Mara version of the cardigan: a double-layered collar is featured on the Driftwood Poncho.
£55.50 – £77.70