Sulaire Shawl


Small (ex. picot edging) – Length at centre point 60 cm. Width across top 115cm.
Medium (ex. picot edging) – Length at centre point 78 cm. Width across top 125cm.
Large (ex. picot edging) – Length at centre point 91cm. Width across top 152cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed patterncard with full instructions, all the Alice Starmore Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required to make the Sulaire Shawl in your chosen size and  colour, and full access to online video tutorials covering key points of the design. This project requires a basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches.

The Sulaire is available in any of our Hebridean 2 Ply colours. It is shown here in Hiort and Pebble Beach. The Hiort is a special edition yarn which will only be available in one dyelot released in two batches. Batch 1 is sold out and batch 2 is now available. As the Hiort colour is a special edition we are limiting orders of the Sulaire in Hiort to one per customer.

Click here for a digital shadecard of all Hebridean 2 Ply colours.

Once your Sulaire 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 Sulaire Shawl. If you are buying this as a gift please get in touch with us beforehand as classes are linked directly to your order details.


The Sulaire shawl is the first of my Hiort Project designs and is a simple celebration of both the wildlife and the women of Hiort.

The women of Hiort always wore shawls: worn as a headscarf, they were of vital importance for keeping their hair from impairing their vision as they worked, and indeed, all Hebridean wore them as protection against the wind. They were generally worn around the shoulders for extra warmth on still days and when indoors. They were also the most individual of garments worn by women; being of simple construction it was easy to add a decorative or colourful touch to otherwise plain and uniform clothing.

My Sulaire (solan goose or gannet) pattern of birds flying in a dynamic formation was the perfect design to decorate the shawl. The combination of strong graphic lines and the feather-lightness of the openwork echoes the the shape of the birds themselves, the sharp lines of their towering clifftop habitat, and the powerful grace of the people who traversed these near-impossible heights.

The shawl is a timeless and very versatile design. Choose from three sizes and whichever colour of Hebridean 2 Ply suits your favourite outfit.



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