The latest issue, number 2, of the Norwegian magazine Familien has 40 pages of delightful small knits, and 2 of the designs are mine, both photographed by in-house photographer Petter Berg: Flett på skjerf/Cable On Scarf and Bølget ribb løs hals/Wavy Rib Cowl and Wrist warmers. The scarf is reversible, knitted in the lush Norsk Pelsull from Hifa, in the natural grey shade 1115, in ribbed stag horn cables with double seed stitch for all edges. I love the idea of using the scarf as a shawl collar and if you read my blog (see new-design-cable-on-scarf) and is a member of Ravelry, you will have noticed that the scarf was knitted at the end of 2012 – so a predecessor to Scarftex – and the cowl set at the beginning of 2013, see design-in-progress. The Norwegian magazine is available in selected newsagents and supermarkets, and can also be ordered from familienslillebutikk.no or if you are abroad by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the Cable On Scarf styled and photographed for Familien. It is knitted using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needles and available in one size only. Norsk Pelsull from Hifa has a lovely faded stitch definition and a halo. To start off with, it feels firm but softens a lot with washing it for the first time.
Wavy Rib Cowl and Wrist warmers are both knitted in Luxor, a mercerized cotton, from Hifa with a crisp stitch definition and a lovely shine to it. First I intended it as accessories to the wine red sweater Sommerblader/Summer Leaves (only published in English on Ravelry) and chose the navy blue shade 331, hence in photos Michael took I am wearing the sweater. Then I discovered that the lace pattern on the sleeves and the wavy rib fight each other for focus and gave up on that idea. I like the summery styling above, and so does Handicraft Editor Åse Myhrvold Egeland who selected it for a brief presentation of the magazine on the magazine publisher’s blog called a thousand ideas, see tusenideer.no. Both patterns will be published in English on Ravelry soon. Watch this space!