Honeysuckle Pattern Released

Honeysuckle COVERAfter a successful test knit of the English version of Honeysuckle in my group on Ravelry, I am happy to release the pattern in the Nordic Vintage series. Stunningly worn over a silk dress by Judith Bech, by model Alexandria Eissinger/Pholk with hair & make up by Sissel Fylling, and brilliantly captured by Eivind Røhne. Here is the introduction to the pattern: Inspired by the climbing of the Honeysuckle is this lace pattern which adorns a soft Summer shawl that can be buttoned into a shrug. Like Honeysuckle it is equally beautiful on both sides. Wear it with a cowl as a collar and a stylish belt in Stockinette stitch. The belt is worked as a hem and can either be tied or pinned together with a stunning brooch. Knit all parts in the cozy Rowan Softknit Cotton. The Norwegian pattern was published in Familien Trend and is still available through Familien.

Sizes: One Size

Finished measurements:                                                                                               Shawl: Width: 43 cm/17″ Length: 143 cm/56.25″                                                               Cowl: Circumference: 70 cm/27.5″. Height: 28.5 cm/11.25″                                               Belt: Width: 2 cm/0.75″. Length: 179 cm/70.5″

Yarn: Rowan Yarns, Softknit Cotton (92% cotton, 8% polyamide, 50 g, 105 m/115 yds). Sample is knitted in Silver 586. http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/softknit-cotton          Shawl: 7 skeins; 652 m/713 yds                                                                                                   Cowl: 2 skeins; 202 m/221 yds                                                                                                             Belt: 1 skein; 95 m/104 yds

Notions: 8 buttons (21 mm/0.82″), stitch markers and yarn needle.

Needles: 4.5 mm/US 7 circular needle (60 cm/24″) for shawl and cowl. 2 sets of 4 mm/US 6 circular needles (100 cm/40″) for belt. Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Gauge: 17 sts and 28 rows in Honeysuckle Pattern and Double Seed st using 4.5 mm/US 7 measures 10 cm/4″ square. 20 sts and 28 rows in st st using 4 mm/US 6 measures 10 cm/4″ square.

Notes: The shawl is knit flat and the cowl is knit in the round. You can easily adjust the width of the shawl and the circumference of the cowl by removing or adding pattern repeats of 16-sts. Eyelets in the lace pattern is used as buttonholes. The belt is designed to wrap twice around the waist and then be tied. It is worked like a hem in Stockinette stitch and cast on using two circular needles held parallel. Adjust the length of the belt by measuring your waist and add preferred tying length.