Talila Pattern Released

I am so happy to publish the English version of Talila on Ravelry, with an introductory offer which will be valid until I am back from Wollness Weekend on the outskirts of Vienna on Thursday 22nd of October. Talila was recently published in Norwegian in the new digital magazine “På Pinnen” for members of Norsk Strikkeforening/Norwegian Knitting Association. The set was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne in May, worn by gorgeous model Anne Dorthe/Team Models with hair and make up by Sissel Fylling, statement jewelry by Kaja Gjedebo and boots by Monica Stålvang.


Just as the morning dew, they are named after, these cables move from one end to another across wrist warmers and all over a divine large cowl, with a matching clutch. The warm accessories are knitted in the beautiful Norwegian pelt yarn, Norsk Pelsullgarn from Hifa to make the cables soft and the background texture pulsating. The set is knitted in the round but can easily be adjusted by adding a pattern repeat or stitches in garter stitch. The clutch is reinforced and has magnetic bag closures.

Sizes: Cowl: One Size. Wrist warmers: One Size. Clutch: One Size

Finished Measurements:                                                                                                   Cowl: Height: 26 cm/10.25″. Circumference: 108 cm/42.5″                                               Wrist warmers: Circumference: 22 cm/8.75″ (can be stretched to 26 cm/10.25″). Length: 26 cm/10.25″                                                                                                                   Clutch: Width: 22 cm/8.75″. Height: 13 cm/5″

Yarn: Hifa, Norsk Pelsullgarn (100% pelt yarn, 100 g, 260 m/284 yds). Sample is knitted in Burgundy 1104: http://www.ull.no/garn/ullgarn/norsk-pelsull                                    Cowl: 2 skeins; 416 m/455 yds                                                                                                     Wrist warmers: 1 skein; 161 m/176 yds                                                                                       Clutch: 1 skein; 255 m/279 yds                                                                                                      Set: 3.5 skeins is sufficient for set: 832 m/910 yds

Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light                           Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds) http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk/spindrift-and-double-knitting-1-c.asp          Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 yds) http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/rowan-tweed                                                          Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds) http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/subyarn.php?id=29                                                                 Or another DK/8 ply yarn.

Notions: Cable needle (cn), 4 stitch markers and yarn needle. Firm table mat to be cut into two pieces: 30 by 22 cm/11.75 by 8.75″ and 6 by 22 cm/2.25 by 8.75″, magnetic bag closures (19 mm/0.75″), sewing thread and sewing needle for clutch.

Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 cm/32″) for cowl and clutch. 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (80 cm/32″) for clutch. 3.5 mm/US 4 DPNs for wrist warmers.

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rnds in st st measures 10 cm/4″ square. 23 sts and 32 rnds in cables measures 10 cm/4″ square.

Notes: Cowl is knitted sideways, in the round as the wrist warmers, both with centering stitches making a ladder to frame the pattern. Adjust the width by adding pattern repeats of 10 sts or an equal number of garter sts in each end of the round. The clutch is knitted in 2 parts; a main part knitted in the round in pattern and st st for lining and divider. Reinforce it with e.g. a firm place mat which is put inside the main part. The divider is folded and attached in the sides, the bottom and then a pocket is made by sewing seams on the inside.