New Design: Cablewing Sweater and Cowls

Cablewings surrounded by lace gives this sweater a flowery expression. In a flattering A-line with lace in each side, and a double round neckband, the pullover is knitted in the round to the armhole in a classic cream colored pure wool with give; Embla from Hifa. A large matching shrug gives the sweater a regal look. Warm, practical, but also decorative is the added shrug. Why not wear it together with a cowl, knitted in a beautiful purple pink shade together with a pair of wrist warmers. To bind the cream and the pink together I chose a tweed pattern, an added red purple and created a high neck in the shape of a small cowl.

I found the stitch pattern, whose delicacy I admire, in one of my Japanese stitch pattern books. Originally photographed in a classic cream it looked stunning, but studying the shade cards from Hifa, I also fell for purple pink and thought it would work equally well in the stitch pattern. Embla comes in 100 g/3.5 oz hanks, is 100 % wool, has 210 m/230 yds, and in a stunning range of shades, see: embla-hifa-3. The sweater and accessories are knitted using a 4 mm/US 6 and only the neckband is knitted on a smaller 3 mm/US 2.5. It took me awhile to decide on a round neck, I was tempted by a delicate high neck but realized that a removable cowl would be both easier to wear and then optional, since it is knitted in a pure wool. With a shawl pin, you can easily make the shrug into a hood or simply wear it hanging around your neck.

The sweater sizes, I graded from S, pictured on me, to XXL with bust measurements from 90 to 122 cm/35.5 to 48″ and a length starting at 75 cm/29.5″. I hope that the Norwegian magazine Familien/The Family will buy my pattern, and photograph it professionally on a better looking model! I will keep you posted, and in the mean time: continue to design & knit!


14 thoughts on “New Design: Cablewing Sweater and Cowls

  1. Absolutely beautiful – and regal looking indeed! The layers look so comfortable, not overwhelming at all. Good luck with the magazine!

  2. Lekkert!!
    Mønsteret ville egnet seg godt til et vognteppe også, sånn er det når det er vogntepper som er i mitt hode om dagen;)

  3. Utrolig lekkert sett! Fletter med hullmønster er veldig fint! Jeg ville også gått for rund hals på en slik genser, det forlenger bruksmuligheten veldig. Mønsteret er veldig fint på vrangen også, og det passer jo bra på den vide halsen. Her har du lagt ned mye arbeid både i design og strikking, men så ble jo resultatet utrolig fint!! Spennende å se hva du lager, men også veldig spennende å lese innleggene du skriver om andre designere, bøker om strikking/design! Skriv gjerne mer om designprosessen, hvordan du jobber og dine erfaringer – jeg er veldig interessert i det 🙂

  4. Congratulations! Wow another stunning design, the interplay of the lace & cables creates a luxurious feel, truely regal. I read this on my phone on my commute home, & couldn’t wait to see larger pics on my iPad.

  5. Nydelig genser og hals – håper dette blir tilgjengelig snart!

    Jeg liker å strikke fletter og hullmønster og dette settet er perfekt 🙂 Nå strikker jeg hals og pulsvanter etter ditt mønster fra Familien – lekkert!

    • Tusen takk, Marit! Jeg skal skrive mer info så snart jeg vet. Det er veldig hyggelig å høre! 😀
      Mønsteret er solgt til Familien men dato for utgivelse er ikke klart ennå, først må det fotograferes professjonellt og det gleder jeg meg til å se!

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