Lyra Fair Isle Slipover : Knit Kit in Sea Glass

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I created a Fair Isle Slipover to wear cycling to my studio and on our long journeys around Ireland, France, Spain and the Himalayas. I still have the original from 1985 and pulling it from a drawer earlier this year, we all agreed that I should revisit it. We have created two beautiful colourways : Northern Lights and Sea Glass, and I have named the pattern Lyra, in homage to Philip Pullman's wonderful character in "His Dark Materials". Lyra is a woman of our time; Daring, Fearless, Intelligent and Kind. A true inspiration.

The pattern uses the beautiful 1 & 1 Fair Isle Rib for the welt of Lyra, using all the colours that appear in the main design. The garment is knitted in the round and divides for front and back, with a sloping back shoulder cast off and a very special neckline in rib. This is a great design for wearing in many different ways.


DiGilpin Lalland DK - 100% Lambswool Spun in Scotland - 50gr/ball

  Colourway A      (Sea Glass - blue/yellow) Small Medium/Large
Main Colour A : Agate 1 ball 2 balls
Colour B : Crowdie  2 balls 2 balls
Colour C : Laggan 1 ball 1 ball
Colour D : Bellrock  1 ball 1 ball
Colour E : Furze  1 ball 1 ball
Colour F : Coruisk  1 ball 1 ball
Colour G : Storm Petrel  1 ball 1 ball


Finished Measurements 


Size (ins)  Small Medium/Large
Width at Chest on back: 52 cms (20.5 ins)  57 cms (22.5 ins)
Length from back of neck edge to cast on edge: 52 cms (20.5 ins) 59 cms (23 ins)
Depth of Armhole*: 25 cms (10 ins)  25 cms (10 ins)
Back Neck Edge: 15 cms (6 ins)  1 6 cms (6 ins) 
Shoulder Seam: 14 cms (5.5 ins) 14.5 cms (5.5 ins)
Shoulder to Shoulder without rib: 43 cms (17 ins) 45 cms (17.5 ins)
Underarm to Cast On edge: 23 cms  (9 ins)  30 cms (12 ins)

(*as a loose slipover the armhole is a dropped one).

Included in the kit:

Yarn : Eight or Nine 50g Balls of Lalland DK : 100% Lambswool Spun in Scotland
Di Gilpin Project Bag
Pattern (PDF Download)

You will also need: NEEDLES (not included in the kit)

1 set of 5  3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) double pointed extra long needles (14 in, 36 cm)
1 set of 5  3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) double pointed extra long needles (14in, 36cms)
1 pair 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) straight needles.

Skills: Following charts, fair isle knitting.