Shoowa Jacket : Pattern

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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.



Di Gilpin Lalland - 100% Scottish lambswool  - 50gr/ball

Colourway B      (second picture)  Size
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)


Finished Measurements 

SIZE  - cms (ins)

Measurements  Small Medium
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 (as a loose jacket the armhole is a dropped one)

16 cms (6 ins) 19 cms (7 ins)


This pattern is for experienced knitters and uses Fair Isle and Intarsia techniques.