New Design: Caravay

My third design for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk this autumn, is Caravay. Named after the herb, which seeds look like this all-over domed check pattern, is this oversized pullover. Caravay begins and ends in a broken rib. The crowing collar is worked double and folded down to the wrong side and attached. A ribbing detail in the side separate the pieces that are knitted in pieces and seamed. Wear it with or without a belt. Caravay is knitted in the stunning pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, called Tinde.

The sample is size Small with a 136 cm/53.52 bust circumference was brilliantly knitted by Airin Hansen, aka Teodor on Ravelry, using 3.5 mm/US 4 needles and a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch measuring 10cm/4″ square.

I have graded the pullover in sizes XS to 5XL with bust circumferences of 129 cm to 186 cm/50.75 to 73.25″ and a intended ease of +46-56 cm/18-22″. I am wearing size Small with +48 cm/19″ ease in these photos taken by Michael at the beach in Ørje.

My aim was to make a classic oversized pullover with an understated cable and a large collar. The cable I chose is the same I used for my Kohno Kimono with cable crossings both on the right side as well as on the wrong side.

The pullover is worked back and forth in pieces and seamed. The neck is deeper on the front, than on the back.

The yarn kit with either English or Norwegian pattern will be launched this autumn, while the English pattern will be test knitted in my Ravelry group beginning in Mid November before it is released.

Caravay looked smashing on modell Olivia Lindtein at our photoshoot and I look forward to showing you the pictures that photographer Eivind Røhne captured.