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Suzani Vest

Description

Small – Underarm 96cm. Length 53cm.
Medium – Underarm 108.5cm. Length 55.5cm.
Large – Underarm 115.75cm. Length 57.5cm.
X Large – Underarm 123cm. Length 60cm.

This pack contains all the Alice Starmore® Hebridean 2 Ply yarn required for Suzani Vest, plus an amendment with instructions to be worked in conjunction with those given in A Collector’s ItemYou will require a copy of A COLLECTOR’S ITEM for the pattern instructions, the book A Collector’s Item is available for purchase here.

It is available in either Bronze (as shown in vest) or Blue (as shown in wrap) colourways. This design is also available as a wrap.

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.

Story

Sir William Burrell appreciated fine needlework and his collection contains many fine pieces. My favourites are the large wall hangings from central Asia which are known as suzani: a Tadzhik word meaning embroidered cloth. They were usually made of undyed, unbleached cotton embroidered with floss silk. The motifs were floral and the colours tended to be warm. I have emulated the effect in knitting by using strong reds emphasised by a contrasting blue background.

Hebridean 2ply inspired a new softer colourway which is shown here in the vest. A key amendment is provided along with the yarn pack for knitting the vest from A Collector’s Item.

£62.00£76.00

Suzani design from the book A Collector's Item by Jade Starmore in Bronze Colourway
Suzani design from the book A Collector's Item by Jade Starmore in Blue Colourway
 
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Some of the designs from the book A Collector's Item, which are all available as yarn packs.