New Design: Yaelle

Next out in the series of new designs is one of the four new garments made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. Yaelle is beautifully knitted by Grete Jenssen, aka ma9 on Ravelry, in Tinde pelt wool in Cognac using 3.5 mm/US 4 needles. Yaelle is a high-low pullover with an all over check pattern, swinging side panels and pockets. Named after Hebrew for the mountain goat, as it can take you everywhere. The pullover ends in a high loose turtle neck collar. Yaelle’s side panels are picked up and knitted after the side seams are done. The pockets are knitted at the same time as the front, including the pocket band and the lining. Wear Yaelle as you like; hanging loose or gathered with a belt or with a shawl pin at the front.

The pullover is worked back and forth in pieces from the bottom and up, then seamed. The side panel is picked up and knitted after the shoulder and side seams. Only the collar is worked in the round. 

The two vertical side pockets are worked at the same time as the front with extra stitches for the pocket band, with the lining attached horizontally at the top and bottom of the pocket.

All these photos are taken by Michael at the beach in Ørje of me wearing size S with a 136 cm/53.5″ bust circumference. I have graded the pattern from size XS to 5XL with bust circumference from 128 to 192 cm/50.5 to 75.5″.

Here you see me inserting the shawl pin after I have folded the front into something that feels like origami. The oversized pullover is knitted with a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch using 3.5 mm/US 4 measures 10 cm/4 square after blocking

Here is how Yaelle looks with a belt. On the back you can either divide the folds created by the belt evenly or place them all in the side.

Finally, here I am talking about the pocket lining, the small rectangle you can see from the wrong side in reverse stockinette stitch.

Yaelle looked absolutely stunning on Olivia Lindtein, captured by Eivind Røhne and I look forward to showing you those photos.

Yarn kits with English or Norwegian pattern will be available from Hillesvåg ullvarefabrikk this autumn, while the individual pattern will be released after test knitting beginning in mid September.

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