I know you have seen the Free Falling Pullover on my blog previously but you have not seen me wearing it, only the young model photographed by Harper Point Photography for Interweave Knits Fall 2017. So here are a few of the decent photos of me taken by my husband, where I am not pulling any faces, taken on a wet winter’s day in January on the terrace of our old house in Oslo. Yes, my face is nearly white due to the cold and the poor weather. The sweater was sent with the Norwegian postal service, Posten, and was missing for nearly a month before it finally arrived at its destination, so the name is very appropriate. My working title was Meili: Meili is from Old Norse and means the lovely one. With a Norse ancestory it has a built-in Wanderlust. Meili is a fitted pullover with two travelling central cables, divided by moss stitch and framed by stockinette stitch on the side. Each cable travels from the center towards the shoulder. The boat neck is modified by the short row shaping on the shoulder and ends in an i-cord bind off. Meili can easily be dressed up or dressed down, however your prefer.
The pullover is knitted in the lovely Sugar Bush Yarns Crisp, a superwash merino with 87 meters/95 yards on each 50 gram ball, in a rich shade called Mulberry, which was editor Meghan Babin’s excellent choice. The sample was knitted using a 4 mm/US 6 needle with a gauge of 20 stitches and 28 rows in Stocking stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ square. The pullover shown measures 87.5 cm/34.5″ and modelled with 1 cm/0.5″ negative ease. It is available in six sizes with the finished bust circumferences are from 77 to 128 cm/30.5 to 50.5″. The waist circumference is 5 cm/2″ less than bust and bottom circumference.
The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. There are two mirrored cable panels on back and front but only one on the sleeve. Increases in to the center seed stitch panel move the cable panels on the body towards the shoulders. Accompanying decreases are done in the stockinette sides, in addition to the extra waist shaping. The shoulders are shaped with short row shaping and bound off using a 3-needle bind off. Yes, I do have a very long back.
This detail of the sleeve and back shows off the beautiful stitch definition in the yarn. I originally named the pullover The Interweave Knits Fall 2017 magazine available both digitally or in print. In Norway you will find the printed magazine in the larger Narvesen, or you can order it from your local one. The pattern will be available in Norwegian in a year’s time when the rights revert to me and I will organise to have it professional photographed. In the meantime I will show you more new designs for the magazines: Interweave Knits and knit.wear in addition to the Norwegian yarn producer Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.