Dalmore Slipover by Alice Starmore
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Dalmore Slipover

July 1994
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in chart patt using 3.25mm (US3) needles, and working on right side only, breaking off yarns at the end of every row
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
To fit bust/chest 86-92 (102-107) cm/34-36 (40-42)"

Pattern description from The Celtic Collection: “The pattern on this slipover is taken from a single border on an illuminated manuscript from Lindisfarne, a tiny island off the cost of Northumberland, North East England. The regular character of the border makes it an excellent Fair Isle design - one that can be repeated across the width of the knitting and for the length of the fabric. Worked here in a subtle mix of tweed and silk and wool yarns, this garment will be popular with both men and women.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • To fit bust/chest 86-92 (102-107) cm/34-36 (40-42)“
  • Underarm 102 (114) cm/40 (45)“
  • Length from top of shoulder 57 (63) cm/22½ (24¾)“


  • Yarn: Rowan Donegal Lambswool Tweed; Silk/Wool; Silkstones; Wool/Cotton
  • A. Pickle Donegal Tweed (483) 50(70)g; B. Bramble Donegal Tweed (484) 50g; C. Elderberry Donegal Tweed (490) 50g; D. Sapphire Donegal Tweed (486) 25g; E. Roseberry Donegal Tweed (480) 25g; F. Pine Silk/Wool (860) 40g; G. Moss Green Silk/Wool (852) 40g; H. Donkey Silk/Wool (856) 40(60)g; I. Silkstones Dried Rose (825) 50g; J. Mulberry Silkstones (836) 50g; K. Musk Wool/Cotton (913) 80g
  • One set of double pointed or circular needles in 2¾mm (US2) and 3¼mm (US3) needles.
  • 3 stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • Safety pin
  • 1 Darner

The original yarns are discontinued and may be substituted.