Finally, here it is: Adoe. As the list of knitters wanting an English version grew, I am so happy that the test knitting is coming to an end with a number of completed versions and more to come. The Norwegian pattern was published in Familien Kreativ in March. Gorgeous model Alexandria Eissinger/Sweden Models with beautiful hair & make up by Sissel Fylling, statement jewelry by Kaja Gjedebo Design, fringe skirt by Judith Bech, all brilliantly captured by photographer Eivind Røhne. Here is my introduction to the pattern: Wavy lace with garter stitch edging is the focus of this delicate jacket. The deep v-neck is adorned with scallops made by the wavy lace pattern. It is knitted in the stunning chainette yarn; Truesilk by Rowan, and intended for those special times. Adoe means time, and it seemed entirely appropriate. The body of the jacket is straight and knitted in pieces, while the sleeves are knitted in the round. Close the jacket with a beautiful brooch.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Finished sizes: Bust: 83 (90, 97, 104, 114, 124) cm/32.75 (35.5, 38.25, 41, 45, 48.75)”. Length: 54 (55, 56, 57, 58, 59) cm/21.25 (21.75, 22, 22.5, 22.75, 23.25)”. Sleeve length: 49 (50, 50, 51, 51, 52) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5)”
Yarn: Rowan Yarns, Truesilk (100% mulberry silk, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds). Sample is knitted in Serene 330: 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins; 892 (975, 1058, 1141, 1265, 1390) m/976 (1066, 1157, 1248, 1383, 1520) yds. http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/truesilk
Needle: 4 mm/US 6 circular needle (80 cm/32″) for body. 4 mm/US 6 circular needle (120 cm/47″) for neckband. 4 mm/US 6 DPNs for sleeves. Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4″ after blocking. 22 sts and 32 rows in garter sts measures 10 cm/4″ after blocking. 17-sts; 1 pattern rep in Wavy Lace measures 9 cm/3.5″ across after blocking. 32 rows in Wavy Lace measures 10 cm/4″ down after blocking.
Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders and yarn needle.
Notes: The body is worked back and forth in parts, while the sleeves are worked in the round. The front band is the first part of the wavy lace pattern, and creates a scalloped end to it. Attach buttons and use the holes created by the lace as buttonholes if you prefer.