Elsk Yarn Kit

  • £87.85

Only 2 left!

This dress combines balloon sleeves with Fair Isle patterning at the cuffs and hem, and has a simple A-line shape. There is a choice of crew neck or turtleneck options.

Elsk, designed by Gudrun Johnston, is worked in the round from the bottom up, starting with a folded hem and Fair Isle band then the skirt is worked. The balloon-shaped sleeves are worked top down and feature a Fair Isle band at the widest point. Finally, there is the choice of neck design to finish the dress.

Please note you will need to purchase the The Shetland Trader Book 3: Heritage separately in order to get the pattern. The purchase of the kit is for yarn and project bag only.

Select from the drop down menu which size and style option you would like. Be sure to confirm that you have selected the correct size and style before you complete the checkout process.

A sister design, Hjarta, features the same stylish dress silhouette with balloon sleeves, but with Razor Shell Lace instead of Fair Isle patterning. 

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Recommended to be worn with approx 0–2.5cm / 0–1" of negative ease.
Bust circumference of finished garment: 82 (90.5, 98.5, 107, 115, 123.5, 131.5, 140, 148.5, 156.5)cm / 32¼ (35½, 38¾, 42, 45¼, 48½, 51¾, 55, 58¼, 61¾)"
Further measurements are provided below. 

There is one colourway for this dress and two neck finishes.

Turtleneck option
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (fingering / 4-ply-weight;
100% Real Shetland Wool; 172m / 188yds per 50g ball)
MC: Shetland Black (2005); 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) balls
CC1: Mooskit (2002); 1 ball
CC2: Moorit (2004); 1 ball
CC3: Shaela (2003); 1 ball
CC4: Gaulmogot (2006); 1 ball
CC5: Yuglet (2009); 1 ball

Crew neck option
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (fingering / 4-ply-weight;
100% Real Shetland Wool; 172m / 188yds per 50g ball)
MC: Shetland Black (2005); 11 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) balls
CC1: Mooskit (2002); 1 ball
CC2: Moorit (2004); 1 ball
CC3: Shaela (2003); 1 ball
CC4: Gaulmogot (2006); 1 ball
CC5: Yuglet (2009); 1 ball

Each kit includes a small project bag.

Full Sizing Information

Hem circumference: 99.5 (108.5, 117.5, 126.5, 135.5, 144.5, 153.5, 162.5, 171.5, 171.5) cm / 39  (42¾, 46¼, 49¾, 53¼, 57, 60½, 64, 67½, 67½)"
Bust circumference: 82 (90.5, 98.5, 107, 115, 123.5, 131.5, 140, 148.5, 156.5)cm / 32¼ (35½, 38¾, 42, 45¼, 48½, 51¾, 55, 58¼, 61¾)"
Length to underarm: 66.5cm / 26"
Armhole depth: 19 (19.5, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 22.5, 23.5, 24, 25, 26)cm / 7½ (7¾, 8, 8½, 8¾, 9, 9¼, 9½, 10, 10¼)"
Cross shoulder: 31 (32.5, 32.5, 34, 36.5, 38.5, 40.5, 43.5, 45, 46)cm / 12¼ (12¾, 13, 13¼, 14¼, 15, 15¾, 17¼, 17¾, 18)"
Neck drop: 5.5 (6, 6, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 7, 7, 7.5)cm / 2 (2¼, 2¼, 2½, 2½, 2½, 2½, 2¾, 2¾, 3)"
Back neck width: 17 (18, 17.5, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 24.5, 25.5)cm / 6¾ (7, 7, 7½, 7¾, 8¼, 8¾, 9½, 9¾, 10)"
Upper arm circumference: 30 (31.5, 34, 36, 37.5, 39, 41.5, 43.5, 46.5, 49)cm / 11¾ (12½, 13¼, 14¼, 14¾, 15½, 16¼, 17¼, 18¼, 19¼)"
Balloon sleeve wrist circumference: 21 (21, 21, 22.5, 22.5, 24, 24, 24, 25.5, 25.5)cm / 8¼ (8¼, 8¼, 9, 9, 9½, 9½, 9½, 10, 10)"
Balloon sleeve circumference at widest point: 45 (45, 45, 45, 45, 54, 54, 54, 54, 54)cm / 17¾ (17¾, 17¾, 17¾, 17¾, 21¼, 21¼, 21¼, 21¼, 21¼)"
Balloon sleeve length from underarm incl. ribbing: 52.5cm / 20¾"

Modelled images © Ali Denney.


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