The Children’s Collection


THE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION by Alice & Jade Starmore
A collection of 10 designs for children between the ages of 2 and 9.

Published by Interweave Press, Colorado USA, 2000

This book contains the designs – Fish & Anchors, Mendocino, Oriental Flower, Western Seas, Cats & Mice, Magic Carpet, Sand Dollar, Elephants, Classic Aran and Secret Garden.

Since this book was published, 5 of these designs have been re-worked in Alice Starmore Hebridean yarns and are available as yarn packs. These packs include pattern amendments to be used in conjunction with the original book. Also available are bonus variations, including an adult version of Secret Garden, titled Isobel Of Mar, and baby blanket versions of the Elephants and Cats & Mice designs. These are not included in the book, but are available from Virtual Yarns as yarn packs with amendments to be worked alongside the original edition.


Pick up your needles and enter the world of childhood. From their island studio on the north western edge of Scotland, Alice and Jade Starmore bring you this collection of ten knitwear designs for children. The designs are timeless handknit classics for which the Starmore name has become famous throughout the world. Clear and concise instructions guide you through every detail of the knitting process, from cast-on to final finishing. The full ability spectrum is covered, from simple but spectacular sweaters suitable for novice knitters, through to a family heirloom piece that will be enjoyed by an expert. Each design is shown in detail, photographed on the Hebridean islands of Lewis and Harris.


Some of the designs and extra amendments available exclusively from Virtual Yarns for the book The Children's Collection.