Sirona Knitted by Melissa Wehrle

I am so thrilled to show you the gorgeous Sirona pullover that Melissa Wehrle has knitted in Foxhill Farm Cormo DK. Melissa is not one of my test knitters but a knitwear designer better known as neoknits on Ravelry and Instagram. I instantly recognised her name from the Brooklyn Tweed Wool People Collections. She graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in 2002 with a BFA in Fashion Design. Currently, Melissa is a Sweater Tech for a manufacturer in New York City.

Melissa worked size L and explains why on her Sirona project page: “The yarn chosen is a little bit lighter than what the pattern calls for. I’ve worked around it by casting on for the size L, once all said and done, it will probably measure to about the size M”. Foxhill Farm Cormo DK is made of 100% wool and each 100 gram skein has 282 meters/308 yards. Melissa used 3.5 mm/US 4 and 4 mm/US 6 needles as the pattern suggests. The gauge, in the pattern, is 20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch using 4 mm/US 6 measures 10 cm/4” square. The pattern is available in sizes XS to 2XL, with a bust circumference of 86 to 126 cm/33.75 to 49.5, in English on Ravelry and on LoveCrafts.

Here is another beautiful photo, this time of the sweater in progress. Melissa writes on her project page: “Really loving the cables. The center main cable is tough to memorize, but the more twists the better!” Thank you ever so much for making such a stunning version of my design Sirona, Melissa!