Damara Pattern Released

The pattern rights to the five designs I made for the Norwegian book “Norsk Strikkedesign. Strikk din favoritt” has reverted to me and Damara is the first one I will present here. See my blogpost about the book here: Norsk strikkedesign. Strikk din-favoritt. Damara is knitted in the divine Tinde pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, just like the other four designs. The asymmetrical skirt can be worn as a poncho if you prefer. Above you see two of the new photos that were taken of the gorgeous Emma Ross with hair & make up by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, by Eivind Røhne at the Oslofjord Museum back in spring 2019. The pattern is available in English and Norwegian in my Ravelry store and will soon be available on LoveCrafts.

The book will be published in March by Trafalgar Square Books with the title “Knit Like a Norwegian” with my Cian Sweater and Cian Beret on the cover. For more information see here: www.trafalgarbooks.com. Available for pre-order with free world-wide delivery here: Book Depository.

Named after the fertility Goddess is this asymmetrical skirt with a seeded rib check pattern, that can also be worn as a poncho. The high waist in ribbing is loose so that the skirt can be worn around your hips or folded down, both with a belt to hold it up. Damara is knitted in pieces with a side seam in the divine Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Tinde. The ribbing is worked last so you can easily adjust it to your preference.

Sizes: XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL)
Shown in size Medium/Large
Skill level: Intermediate

Finished measurements:
Waist: Top band width: 70 (82, 94) cm/27.5 (32.25, 37)“
Hip width (before top band): 78 (92, 106) cm/31.5 (37, 43)”
Bottom width: 222 (240, 258) cm/88 (96, 104)“
Height (without top band): 55 (57, 59) cm/21.75 (22.5, 23.25)”
Top band height: 15 cm/6”

Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Burgundy; 4 (5, 6) skeins; 884 (1092, 1326) m/966 (1194, 1450) yds.

Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light
Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds).
Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 yds).
Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds).
Or another DK/8 ply yarn.

Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (removable) and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.
21 sts and 30 rows in Seed rib check, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.
20 sts and 30 rows in rib, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.

Notes: The skirt is made in two pieces, top down with shaping for bottom.