Amanda Crawford's delightful sweater combines Norwegian pattern culture and the roots of Scottish yarn production to create a luxurious garment. “My inspiration for a yoked garment came from one of my favourite books, Norsk Strikkedesign, published by Unicorn,” Amanda says. “It's a collection of Norwegian designs, that is full of interesting patterns and charts.” Lochalsh has been created with a seamless construction. Apart from the advantage of having no sewing up at the end, this method also offers the opportunity to try on pieces as you knit them, to ensure you achieve the best possible fit. If you would like to add more depth to the armholes, for example, the yoke instructions for sizes 14 - 22 give the points at which extra rounds can be worked. Lochalsh is knitted in Alice Starmore's Hebridean yarns, using 100% British wool. The stunning palette of colours, inspired by the Scottish environment, is ideal for this garment. “The yarn seems to slightly felt as you knit, so the colours really blend and pop out,” says Amanda.