Irina by Alice Starmore
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January 1998
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
4500 yards (4115 m)
fits bust 34-40 inches (86-102cm) ; finished measurement, 44 inches

Crew-neck Pullover with 17 stranded fair isle colors. Knit in the round with steeks.

Skills needed: large and small diameter knitting in 2 colours, join in a new colour, steeking, kitchener stitch, pick up stitches, decrease in pattern.

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A Scottish Garland, published 1993, out of print.

Knitting Beyond the Hebrides knit list

Camilla Valley Farms color charts

Originally published in Rowan Journal 5 along with an interview with Alice Starmore. Original version uses following yarns (now discontinued):

  • Rowan Donegal Tweed
  • Rowan Silkstones
  • Rowan Silk & Wool
  • Rowan Wool and Cotton
  • Rowan Fine Cotton Chenille