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.
Di Gilpin Lalland - 100% Scottish lambswool - 50gr/ball
Colourway A (main picture) Size : Medium/Large
Main Colour : Storm Petrel - 6 balls
Contrast A : Coruisk - 3 balls
Contrast B : Coral - 1 ball
Contrast C : Bell Heather - 1 ball
Colourway B (second picture) Size : Small
Main Colour : Crowdie - 6 balls
Contrast A : Bellrock - 3 balls
Contrast B : Laggan - 1 ball
Contrast C : Meadowsweet - 1 ball
Small : 1 pair needles, 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5)
Medium : 1 pair needles, 4mm (UK 8, US 6)
SIZE - cms (ins)
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)
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).
This pattern is for experienced knitters and uses Fair Isle and Intarsia techniques.