Finally, I can show you the professional photos Eivind Røhne took of the gorgeous model Silje Andresen/Team Models, with hair & makeup by Sissel Fylling at the National Museum – Architecture in Oslo at the end of November. First out is Gaylia the aline sweater with a v-neck. I decided to style it with a pair of black pencil trousers and black boots. You can not see them in these photos but they are designed by Monica Stålvang, so no surprise there. The Norwegian pattern will be published in Familien Kreativ in March, while the English pattern will be test knitted in my Ravelry group in May.
A textural cross cable adorns this a-line sweater with vents. The cable ends in two smaller cables that continue along each side of the v-neck. A check pattern that resembles playful cables adds texture to the sleeves. Gaylia is Norse for jovial, and perfect for this everyday sweater knitted in Dale, Pure Eco Wool.
The yarn Dale Pure Eco Wool was kindly sponsored by House of Yarn. It is made of 70% wool, 30% alpaca with a 112 meters/122 yards on each 50 gram ball and takes a 4 mm/US 6 needle with a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows to 10 cm/4″ square. I choose the dark brown melange colour named Espresso 1207.
The stark concrete walls in the Klostergang/Cloister Walk around the Fehn Pavilion, makes the knitted texture stand out. For Sissel it reminded her of Marrakech in Morocco despite the freezing temperature in Oslo in late November.
As you can see I had a difficulty choosing photos and ended up with 4 photos of the sweater without the scarf plus another 4 photos with the scarf. I did not fold the scarf properly under the sweater, but it can lie a lot flatter than this, I promise.
The pullover is graded in sizes XS to 2XL with bust circumferences from 84 to 126 cm/33 to 49.5″, while the scarf is one size but can easily be adjusted to a larger or smaller size by adding or removing pattern repeats.
The hip circumference is 14 cm/5.5″ wider than the bust and gives the pullover a soft a-line look. The vents also emphasise this as well as making it appear slimmer.
The scarf is made in two parts so that the Check pattern leans to one side each just as on the sleeves. Instead of having what appeared as a loose rib facing each other on the scarf, I choose to use garter stitch. The scarf parts are bound off using a 3-needle bind-off, so it has a number of garter stitch rows in the center. The check pattern is reversible so it looks equally nice on both sides. I am so happy with all these photos and think that the team did an amazing job! Thank you!