Devona Pattern Released

The test knit of Devona, designed for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in Sølje pelt wool, has come to an end and I have released the pattern. My test knitters corrected and improved the pattern. You can see their different version with modifications such as adding sleeves, making it wider, knitting it in a fade or with two coloured front and changing the neckline on the Ravelry pattern page. Devona can be used as a vest, top or shell as you prefer. Above you see it brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne, worn by Emma Ross with hair & make up by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, at the Vigeland Museum last November. The pattern, in both English and Norwegian, is available from Ravelry and will soon be added to LoveCrafts too. A yarn kit with Norwegian pattern is for sale from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

Named after the Goddess of the Rivers of Devon is this vest with textures running into each other at the center. One half is in a twisted rib while the other is honeycomb, divided by a spine of rib. The vest ends in garter stitch bands topped with a soft I-cord bind off. Devona is knitted in the bouncy Sølje Pelsull from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Shown in size Small
Skill level: Experienced

Finished measurements:
Bust: 86 (92, 98, 104, 116, 125) cm/33.75 (36.25, 38.5, 41, 45.75, 49.25)“
Length: 61 (62, 63, 64, 65, 66) cm/24 (24.25, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5, 26)”

Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Sølje Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 350 m/383 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Light Jeansblue 2113;
2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 5) skeins; 700 (805, 910, 1015, 1225, 1435) m/765 (880, 995, 1110, 1340, 1569) yds.…

Yarn alternatives: Cascade 220 Sport (100% wool, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
Tosh Sock (100% wool, 100 g, 361 m/394 yds).
Berroco Cosma (60% alpaca, 30% wool, 10% silk, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
Or another Sport/5 ply or Fingering 4/ply yarn.

Needles: 3 mm/US 2.5 straight needles.
3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle for neck- and sleeveband (60 cm/24”).
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (removable), holders, cable needle and yarn needle.

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
25 sts and 32 rows in Honeycomb measures 10 cm/4” square.
25 sts and 32 rows in Twisted rib measures 10 cm/4” square.

Notes: The vest is worked in pieces and seamed. The neckband and armhole band is worked in the round at the end. Block to make sure the middle two rib stitches are in center and the length of Honeycomb pattern part is identical to the Twisted rib part.

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