I am excited to show you these stunning photos of gorgeous model Anne Dorthe/Team Models wearing my Sculpted Frost Jacket with beautiful hair & make up by Sissel Fylling and fantastic jewelry by Kaja Gjedebo, brilliantly captured by Eivind Røhne at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. The Norwegian pattern is one of six that will be published in Familien Strikk out on Monday 24th of August, while the English pattern will be test knitted before its release on Ravelry. Here is my introduction to the pattern: A beautiful frost flower lace pattern adorns this a-line jacket. The cuffed sleeves only have a central lattice panel, while the frost flowers reign on the body. The coat is framed by a shawl collar in garter stitch divided with a tuck and finished with an I-cord bind off. A vivid lilac color was made by combing the divine mélange lace weight Du Store Alpakka, Dreamline, Soul with the beautiful light fingering comb wool Hifa Huldra Kamgarn. Together they create a stunning stitch definition as well as a slight halo.
The jacket is knitted using 4 mm/US 6 needles and is available in sizes XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 84 to 126 cm/33 to 49.5″. To avoid a large panel of stocking stitch I decided to give the 3 larger sizes have been given a garter st panel on either side of the Frost Flowers, feel free to change this to st st if you prefer. The body is worked flat in pieces, unlike the long sleeves which are worked in the round to the armhole. The hem and the tuck are worked with 2 sets of circular needles held together.
Again I used a statement earring by Kaja Gjedebo that holds the jacket together; Karakoram, Ivy hanging earrings and Caprifol wide ring both with fresh water pearl, all in silver. The geometric shapes of the stunning jewelry fits so well with the ones in the frost flower pattern. Notice how the backside of the wide ring stands up in the photo below and all the details in the bottom photo.
The collar, divided from the pattern with a tuck, is shaped with short rows and ends in an i-cord bind off. You can easily make the collar wider if you prefer. The Frost flower pattern has a number of repetitive rows which make it easier to knit than it looks.
Check out the details in the magnificent Magnolia wide ring, as well as the melange color created by the two yarns held together. Both yarns were kindly sponsored by their producers. This is the last of the 6 designs featured in Familien Strikk. We also photographed 3 designs for Familien Småstrikk due out in November which I will show you next.