We are incredibly excited to be able to offer Rachel Illsley's latest design Arrival of the Birds as a kit. Rachel has designed this beautiful top-down sweater for us using John Arbon Yarnadelic.
Arrival of the Birds is a top-down, yoked colourwork sweater. It is the third design in
Rachel's Organics Collection, a series of knitwear designs inspired by the natural world and by other artists whose work is inspired by the natural world.
The inspiration for this design comes from a piece of music called Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra. When listening to this music and working on the patterns
incorporated into the design, Rachel had in mind the swooping and looping flight patterns of small birds such as starlings or swallows.
Arrival of the Birds are available to pre-order for delivery in late March. Each kit includes John Arbon Yarnadelic and a Ravelry download code for the pattern.
Arrival of the Birds Kits are available in the following sizes in XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). It's recommended the wear with 3-10” / 7.5-25cm of positive ease as the bust. For example for 36" bust with 6" of positive ease you would knit medium.
The finished bust measurements (shown in inches) for each size are as follows
For a full schematic and measures see here.
You will also need
The sweater is worked seamlessly from the top-down. Short row shaping is incorporated to optimise the fit. The majority of the yoke features a stranded colourwork pattern which is worked from a chart. Once the yoke is completed, stitches are separated into body and sleeves, which are each worked separately and in the round. Stranded colourwork is incorporated into the upper body and sleeves. The lower body and sleeves are finished in stocking stitch using the main colour.
John Arbon Yarnadelic are also available to purchase as individual skeins from our online shop.
Closing date for pre-ordering is
Delivery expected 31st March
For orders under £75 - £3.95
We use Royal Mail’s Tracked service for all our standard UK & CI orders.
When your order’s been dispatched, we'll send you a confirmation email with your tracking number. Your parcel will be with you in 3-5 working days (although it can take a little longer at busy times).
All international orders are sent airmail.
The shipping charge is based on the weight of your order. All international parcels are sent tracked.
|0 - 2kg||£7.50|
Orders to Europe usually arrive within five to ten working days however can take longer at the moment.
|USA||Rest of the World|
|up to 250g||£10.95||£11.50|
|251g - 500g||£11.95||£12.50|
|501g - 1kg||£16.95||£17.50|
|1.01kg - 1.5kg||£20.95||£22.50|
|1.501kg - 2kg||£24.95||£28.50|
Orders to the rest of the world typically take between ten and 15 working days however can take longer, customs can slow things down a little.
|Europe||Rest of the World|
|Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland||Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, USA|
If your country isn't listed above, please contact us for a quote for shipping.
If you're looking to return or exchange your order for whatever reason, we're here to help! We offer easy returns within 30 days of purchase. You can return your product for store credit, a different product, or a refund to the original payment method.
Please note the following exceptions to our return and refund policy: