Cian Sweater Pattern Released

The Cian Sweater, with the cowl, pattern has been released in both English and Norwegian, it was first published in the Norwegian book “Norsk Strikkedesign. Strikk din favoritt”. Both the sweater and the cowl are knitted in the divine Tinde pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, just like the other four designs. Above and at the bottom are some of the new photos that were taken of the gorgeous Kaja Kvernbakken 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 Stores and on LoveCrafts.

The Cian Sweater and Cian Beret is on the cover of the English version book with the title “Knit Like a Norwegian” which will be published in March by Trafalgar Square Books. The cover photo is taken by Eivind Røhne of beautiful model Emma Ross. For more information see here: Available for pre-order with free world-wide delivery here: Book Depository.

Named Cian after the Irish God who rules over love magic, is this long A-line pullover. Three central Moss cables, framed by double seed stitch, adorn the center of the body which ends in a vent. Cian is crowned with an I-cord decoration around its crew neck. Wear the matching Cian Cowl as a loose collar. The sweater is knit in pieces from bottom up while the cowl sideways, both in the divine Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde pelsull.

Sizes Sweater: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Shown in size Medium
Cowl: One size
Skill level: Experienced

Finished Measurements
Bust: 84 (90, 96, 106, 116, 126) cm/33 (35.5, 37.75, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)“
Bottom width: 98 (104, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm/38.5 (41, 43.25, 47.25, 51.25, 55)”
Length: 72 (72, 74, 74, 76, 76) cm/28.25 (28.25, 28.75, 28.75, 30, 30)“
Sleeve length: 49 (50, 50, 50, 50, 50) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75)”
Cowl: Width: 60 cm/23.5” and height: 17.5 cm/7”

Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). The samples are knitted in Natural Grey;
Sweater: 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) skeins; 1040 (1144, 1248, 1456, 1664, 1872) m/1137 (1251, 1365, 1592, 1820, 2047) yds.
Cowl: 1 skein: 130 m/142 yds.…

Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds).
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 straight needle.
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (60 cm/24”) for neckband.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

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

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
16-sts Moss cable measures 7 cm/2.75” across (at widest point).

Notes: The sweater is worked in pieces and seamed. The rib on the body is not seamed at the bottom to create vents. The cowl is worked sideways, so the cast off and bind off are joined together at the end. Adjust the width by adding purl stitches in between the cable repeats or by removing a cable repeat.