New Design: Hetta

The time has come to begin to show you the new designs I have made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and first out is my hoodie, already available as a yarn kit. Named Hetta, Norse for hood, is this oversized cozy pullover with a kangaroo pocket. An embossed leaf stitch adorns the hoodie, which begins in a broken rib. The stitch pattern continues on both parts of the hood which are knitted together at the top and seamed at the back, then attached around the neckline. The pocket is knitted onto the front at the end. Hetta is knitted in the stunning pelt and lambswool yarn mix from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, called Vidde.

The idea for the Hetta design began with the new yarn mix from Hillesvåg, which I wanted to test. I chose the delicate “Pudder”/Powder shade, which is a lovely rosy beige that shows off the simple embossed leaf stitch. I had my sample knitter Airin Hansen knitting this for me with a gauge of 18 stitches and 24 rows in st st using 4.5 mm/US 7 needle measures 10 cm/4” square after blocking. The sample is size S, but I have graded the pattern from sizes XS to 5XL, with bust measurements from 129 to 186 cm/50.75 to 73.25″ with an intended ease: + 46-56 cm/18-22”. I am wearing it with + 48 cm/19” of ease.

The pullover is worked back and forth from the bottom and up in pieces and then seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large stitch number. The stitches for the beginning and end of front pocket are held on waste yarn. The pocket is knitted onto the front at the end. The hood is worked in two separate parts and joined with a 3-needle bind off, then seamed at the back and along neckline with a front overlap.

Michael took these photos of me wearing Hetta in our back garden back in November. Hetta is the next design to be test knitted in my Ravelry group, it begins on March 8, before the pattern is released. But you will already find yarn kits, with either English or Norwegian pattern, available from yarn kit

The style and colour look perfect on Model Olivia Lindtein, as you can see from the yarn kit page. I look forward to showing you all the pictures of Hetta from our photoshoot.