Cavallo Pattern Released

To those of you who have sent me messages asking for help to find the English pattern, I am delighted to say that the English version of Cavallo has been released in my Ravelry store. It has been test knitted in my Ravelry group and you can see the results on the pattern page. The Norwegian pattern was published in the special magazine Familien Kreativ in March. The pullover was modelled by the beautiful Silje Andresen/Team Models, with hair and make-up by Sissel Fylling, and perfectly captured by photographer Eivind Røhne at at the National Museum – Architecture in Oslo at the end of November. Here is my introduction to the pattern: A playful horseshoe cable adorns the body of this a-line sweater with a rounded hem. The Henley neck crowns the pullover and begins as a v-neck but ends a round neck, following the shape of the cable itself. The sleeves have been given symmetrical check patterns giving the appearance of cables. All parts ends in an I-cord bind off, and have garter stitches to mark the sides. Cavallo means horse in Italian and suits the horseshoe cable.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Finished Measurements:
Bust: 84 (90, 96, 106, 116, 126) cm/33 (35.5, 37.75, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)”
Hip: 98 (104, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm/38.5 (41, 43.25, 47.25, 51.25, 55)”
Length: 75 (76, 77, 78, 79, 80) cm/29.5 (30, 30.25, 30.75, 31, 31.5)”
Sleeve Length: 49 (50, 50, 51, 51, 52) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5)”

Yarn: Dale, Pure Eco Wool (70% wool, 30% alpaca, 50 g, 112 m/122 yds). Sample is knitted in 1216 Soft Seagreen:
11 (12, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins: 1138 (1244, 1348, 1516, 1684, 1852) m/1244 (1360, 1474, 1657, 1841, 2025) yds.

Alternative yarns: Lana Grossa, Cool Wool Alpaca (70% wool, 30% alpaca, 50 g, 140 m/153 yds).…
Classic Elite Yarns, Arietta (80% merino wool, 20% yak, 50 g, 119 m/130 yds).…

Needles: 4 mm/US 8 circular needle (80 cm/32”).
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Removable markers, stitch holders, cable needle (cn) and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
27-sts Horseshoe Cable measures 8 cm/3.25” across.
21 sts and 30 rows in Check pattern measures 10 cm square/4” square.

Notes: All parts are worked back and forth, then seamed. Each side on all parts has a few garter stitches as a side band. Check where you want to end Horseshoe cable for both v-neck (allowing 2 rows for set-up; e.g. Row 30, as on sample) and round neck (after a cable crossing; e.g. Row 3, as on sample), before you shape armhole so that you can adjust it. Add a button or snap fastener to v-neck opening if desired.