I have several old designs, I would like to photograph again, since I believe the styling can be improved. The Check Cable Cardigan was one of these and I included it in our shoot at the National Museum – Architecture in late November. Instead of styling it over a red dress like the magazine Familien did in 2012, I chose a pair of black pencil trousers, tucked into Benedetta boots by Monica Stålvang. All my designs looked fabulous on model Silje Andresen/Team Models, especially with hair and makeup by Sissel Fylling and earrings by Kaja Gjedebo Design. As always, photographer Eivind Røhne managed to capture the best moments. The jacket was first published in Norwegian in Familien in December 2012, and it is now available in both English and Norwegian on Ravelry and on Love Knitting. I also had my technical editor Corrina Ferguson of Picnic Knits checking the updated pattern.
Curvy checks is a simple yet decorative stitch that is reversible so combined with wide collar in a rib and purl cable, my summer check cable cardigan was born. It has a generous straight fit and is designed for you to feel comfortable knitted in merino and cotton mixture for an ultimate stitch definition.
The jacket is knitted in Dale Garn Lerke made in 52% fine merino, 48% Egyptian cotton in 50 gram skeins with 115 meters/125 yards, using a 4 mm/US 8 needle. The gauge is 22 stitches and 30 rows in Stocking stitch measures 10 cm/4″. The yarn was kindly sponsored by Dale Garn.
All parts are worked back and forth in rows. The collar is knitted together with the fronts to the end and then placed on a stitch holder for a 3-needle bind-off. The belt is knitted as a hem and makes a doubled belt. The belt loops are made of I-cords. The cardigan is available in sizes XS/S (M, L, XL/2XL) with a bust circumference of 102 (116, 130, 144) cm/40.25 (45.75, 51.25, 56.75)”. I am very pleased with the new photos! Thank you so much to my team!