Suzani Vest


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.


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.



Some of the designs from A Collector's Item which are available as yarn packs in Hebridean 2 Ply, 3 Ply, Bainin and Scottish Fleet.