Shoowa Jacket : Knit Kit in Raffia
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 - 100% Scottish lambswool - 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 : Bell Heather : 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)
|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 : 100% Scottish Lambswool
Pattern (PDF Download)
Skills: This pattern is for experienced knitters. It requires following charts and uses Fair Isle and Intarsia techniques.