Airic Pattern Released

I have recently released the Airic pattern. The cardigan has been test knitted and the pattern improved, thanks to my test knitters. You can see some of the lovely versions on the Ravelry pattern page. Airic was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne at Bøler Kirke/Church last autumn. Emma Ross, with hair & makeup by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, is wearing the sample knitted in size S. The Norwegian pattern will be printed in the magazine Familien at a later date, while the English pattern is available at Ravelry and on Loveknitting. Here is my introduction to the pattern!

In a contemporary style with provocative visual lines – created by the sideways knitted cable panel to make a waterfall bottom – is this long cardigan. The body is all in stockinette stitch to offset the cables. Even the sleeve has a cable panel knitted sideways as a cuff. Airic is Celtic for agreeable, just as this long cardigan will cover you up. It is knitted in the divine Di Gilpin’s  Lalland Lambswool a Scottish lambswool with a magical twist.

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

Finished measurements:
Bust (with collar overlapped): 86 (92, 98, 108, 118, 128) cm/33.75 (36.25, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5)“
Bottom width (incl waterfall Width): 111 (117, 123, 133, 143, 153) cm/43.75 (46, 48.5, 52.25, 56.25, 60.25)”
Length Back: 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, 20.50)”

Yarn: Di Gilpin, Lalland (100% Scottish lambswool, 50 g, 175 m/191 yds): Sample is knitted in Silver Birch: 13 (14, 15, 17, 19, 20) skeins;
2210 (2380, 2570, 2880, 3190, 3490) m/2416 (2602, 2810, 3149, 3488, 3816) yds.
Sample is knitted in size S and modelled with 5 cm/2” ease (with collar overlapped).

Needles: 3.75 mm/US 5 circular needle (100 cm/40”, 80 cm/32” and 40 cm/16”).

Notions: Markers, cable needle, stitch holders and yarn needle.

Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
42-sts Rib Braid panel measures 13 cm/5” across.
18-sts Rib Braid measures 5 cm/2” across.

Notes: The cable panel on the lower body is worked sideways, then the upper body is picked up and knitted along the long side of lower body and worked from the bottom and up. The upper body is worked back and forth in one piece with false seams from the pick up on the lower body to the underarm, then the upper fronts and back are worked separately. The outer 20 cm/7.75” on each side of the lower body will be attached to the collar. The cuff is worked sideways, while the remaining sleeve is worked back and forth from the cuff with garter stitch in each side. The collar is worked back and forth in two parts with an interfacing, beginning with a RS row across cable and a WS row across interfacing. The parts are joined with a 3-needle bind off and attached along opening and outer side of lower body.