Selkie Cardigan


Small – Underarm (buttoned) 90cm. Waist 81.5cm. Length 58cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 96cm. Waist 87.5cm. Length 60cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 101.5cm. Waist 93cm. Length 62cm.
Extra Large – Underarm (buttoned) 107.5cm. Waist 99cm. Length 64cm.

This pack contains all the Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required to make the Selkie cardigan from Glamourie in your chosen size. You will require a copy of the book GLAMOURIE for the pattern instructions.

The Selkie Cardigan yarn pack is available in two colourways, Sea (as shown in cardigan) and Shore (as shown in swatch). The Selkie design is also available as a pullover.

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I designed the Selkie cardigan as an extension of the stranded pattern I created for the lining of the collar and cuffs of the costume. My idea was to further explore the element in which the Selkie excels and how it changes from its limited movements on shore to a creature of balletic grace in water. So it casts off its coat of stone and becomes at one with the underwater world. Sea colours, ripples and the perpetual motion of kelp forests were my themes.

The design is worked in the round with steeks at all openings. The sleeves are worked separately in the round to the armholes and then the caps are worked back and forth in rows. The body has subtle shaping within the vertical “seaweed” panels and so these patterns shrink in size to the waist and are then turned upside-down and expanded again to complete the body. So this is a design that requires a degree of expertise and concentration.

As with the costume, I knitted, embroidered and felted the buttons. This is optional and you may well prefer to button the cardigan in a more conventional manner. Enough yarn is supplied in the yarn pack to make the felted buttons should you wish.