Shoowa Jacket : Knit Kit in Raffia

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This jacket is an odyssey. A series of paths taken in a journey through the pattern. Each Front and the Back are all different. The symbols are my own interpretation of the incredible Cuba cloths from the Congo that inspired my first design in 1990! I have used Fair Isle and intarsia techniques in the making and some vibrant colour choices to celebrate the richness of the pattern. It is worked in our own Lalland Lambswool.


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

  Colourway A      (Rafia - blue/orange) Shown in Size Medium/Large
Main Colour : Storm Petrel : 6 balls
Colour A : Coruisk : 3 balls
Colour B : Coral : 1 ball
Colour C : Sea Thrift : 1 ball


  You will need: Needles (Not included in the Kit)

Small : 1 pair needles, 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5)

Medium/Large : 1 pair needles, 4mm (UK 8, US 6)


 Finished Measurements 

  Small Medium/Large 
Width at Chest on back: 54 cms (21 ins) 68 cms (27 ins)
Length from back of neck edge to cast on edge: 52 cms (20 ins)    65 cms (26 ins)
Sleeve Length: 44 cms (17ins) 46 cms (18 ins)
  Depth of Armhole*: 16 cms (6 ins)  19 cms (7 ins)

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


Included in the kit:

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

Skills: This pattern is for experienced knitters. It requires following charts and uses Fair Isle and Intarsia techniques.