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Flora Jacket

Virtual Yarns
A Scottish Garland
Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stranded chart pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Shown in Mountain Colourway in petite/small, finished measurement is 42.3 inches

Alice Starmore: "Originally published in A Scottish Garland, my pattern for Flora was based on the many and varied wildflowers of the Hebrides. I first drew a pattern to express the notion of flowers and leaves. I then stylised it, taking care to preserve the impressionist effect of carpets of wildflowers covering the landscape. The Mountain Colourway shown on the waistcoat depicts the lively autumn show of heather, wild thyme, moss and asphodel as seen on the moorland mountains. By contrast, the Glen Colourway - as shown on the jacket - features a quiet, peaceful scene where greens predominate and flowers such as wild violet and eyebright make silvery patterns. Both waistcoat and jacket are available in the Mountain or Glen Colourway."





Yarn and pattern kit available from Virtual Yarns in Alice Starmore Hebridean 2-ply. 4 sizes available, $165-235. A Scottish Garland published 1998, out of print, used prices $175-225.





Resources:

Knitting Beyond the Hebrides knit list