Staran

Description

Small — Underarm 91.5cm. Waist 86cm. Length 52cm.
Medium — Underarm 97cm. Waist 92cm. Length 54cm.
Large — Underarm 102cm. Waist 97cm. Length 56cm.
XL — Underarm 107.5cm. Waist 102cm. Length 58cm.
XXL — Underarm 113cm. Waist 108cm. Length 60cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all five sizes, and all the Alice Starmore Hebridean 3 Ply yarn required to make Staran in your chosen size and colour. Purchase of the kit grants full access to step-by-step online video tutorials in which Alice demonstrates how Staran is knitted and finished.

This design is available in a choice of our Hebridean 3 Ply colours. Staran is shown here in Selkie and in Sea Anemone.

Click here for a digital shadecard of all Hebridean 3 Ply colours.

Once your Staran kit has been dispatched you will recieve an email with a username and password for our steek dot scot video tutorial website. You can use your personal login information to access a detailed Video Class showing key points in the making and finishing of a Staran pullover. If you are buying this as a gift please get in touch with us beforehand as classes are linked directly to your order details.

Story

The inspiration for Staran – the Gaelic word for path – comes from countless childhood hours spent playing pirates on imaginative voyages on the stone staran my father made into the loch at our summer moorland pasture. Some degree of wind was required for the game, in order to create the illusion of travel through the rippling waves, and we became experts at reading the wind on the surface of the loch.

I wanted to capture the idea of the staran and the motion of water around and beyond it. I created textured patterns and then arranged them on the pullover from the viewpoint of standing at the end of the staran and looking down at the rippling waves, then over to the languid motion on the sheltered areas beneath the higher banks of the loch.

Staran is easier to knit than its appearance suggests. If you can cast on and knit and purl to an even tension then you are ready for this as your next project. You can knit your Staran along with the video tutorials in which I demonstrate and explain each step of the way, from knitting all the patterns through to finishing the garment. I will also show you how to read your knitting as you go – doing this makes progress as easy and fun as reading the wind on the loch.

Alice

£90.00£119.00

 
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