Oregon Cardigan by Alice Starmore

Oregon Cardigan

January 2001
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded two color stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
3600 - 3750 yards (3292 - 3429 m)
XS, (S, M, L, 1X, 2X), see notes
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Skills needed:
large and small diameter knitting in 2 colours, join in a new colour, corrugated ribbing, increase, making and cutting a steek, Kitchener stitch, pick up stitches, decrease in pattern.

Additional yarn information:
pattern uses 17 colours of Alice Starmore® Hebridean 2Ply.

Finished Bust (buttoned) 39 (42½, 46, 49¼, 52¾, 56¼)“/99 (108, 117, 125, 134, 143)cm

Exclusively available as a cardigan and vest kit fromVirtual Yarns in Spring and Autumn colourways using Alice Starmore ® Hebridean 2Ply yarn.

The Scottish Collection was published in 1992 and featured the Spring version only. In 2006, Vogue Knitting featured the Autumn version.

Pattern description from Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2007:
“Starmore, the doyenne of Fair Isle and Aran knitting, here resurrects her Oregon Autumn cardigan. This long-loved favorite weaves a rustic tapestry with no fewer than seventeen hues of Virtual Yarns’ ‘Hebridean 2-Ply,’ a fiber that pays homage to Starmore’s childhood home in the Outer Hebrides, off the coast of Scotland, where she learned to knit soon after she learned to walk. The garment is worked in the round using Fair Isle techniques, including corrugated ribs and steeks.”