Small – Underarm (buttoned) 106.5cm. Length 58cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 114cm. Length 60.5cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 122cm. Length 60.5cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the yarn required to make Strathglass in your chosen size. It is a classic dropped shoulder shape, worked entirely in the round in one piece.

For a step-by-step video tutorial showing all the techniques involved in knitting and finishing stranded garments visit our Stranded Knitting in the Round with Steeks tutorial section.


There are many occasions that call for semi-formal dress, so I designed a garment that is completely suited to such a mood. I decided that a medium-length cardigan would be ideal, as it can be worn with trousers, dresses or skirts. It is also a simple but smart shape which can be worn open or closed. For the pattern I invented some curved and pretty birds to perch demurely around the garment. These change direction at the centre back and centre sleeves, and the manner in which the birds meet back to back at these points is very much a feature of the design. I used the pale, subtle colours of Dulse, Pebble Beach and Driftwood for the birds, in order to keep the decorous mood, and added a touch of Wild Orchid for the feet. I then set them on a warm moorland to add strength and contrast, using Crotal, Tormentil and Red Deer as the background. I added a narrow band between the birds for which I drew delicately rounded flowers in the same colour scheme. Strathglass is a striking garment with a calm and serene air.