Thia Pattern Released

The Thia pattern has been released, for quite a while now, in both English and Norwegian, it was first published in the Norwegian book “Norsk Strikkedesign. Strikk din favoritt”. The jacket is knitted in the divine Mikkel Rev/Michael the Fox (a nursery rhyme) hand dyed shade in red/orange/pink by Laila Henriksen of Værbitt on Tinde pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. All my five designs are made in this yarn, but only Thia is in the hand dyed yarn.

Above and at the bottom are some 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 on LoveCrafts.

My designs; Cian Sweater, Cian Beret and Cian Cowl are on the cover of the English version book with the title “Knit Like a Norwegian”, that also contains Thia and the skirt/poncho Damara. The book was published earlier this month by Trafalgar Square Books. For more information see here: You can also order it with a free world-wide delivery here: Book Depository.

Thia is a sweet fitted cardigan with a small extra rib above the waist, cables adorning the center framed by double seed stitch. The lower part is all in stockinette stitch to allow the beautiful hand-dyed Mikkel Rev on Tinde pelt wool by Værbitt shine with its colours and depth. Thia ends in a large collar that can be folded down.

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

Finished Measurements
Bust (without frontbands 2 cm/0.75”): 84 (90, 96, 106, 116, 126) cm/33 (36, 39.5, 42, 47, 51.5)“
Waist: 76 (82, 88, 98, 108, 118) cm/31 (33.5, 36, 39.5, 44, 48)”
Bottom width: 88 (94, 100, 110, 120, 130) cm/34.75 (37, 39.25, 43.25, 47.25, 51.25)“
Length: 61 (62, 63, 64, 65, 66) cm/24 (24.5, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5, 26)”
Sleeve length: 48 (49, 50, 50, 50, 50) cm/19 (19.25, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75)“

Yarn: Værbitt, Mikkel Rev hand-dyed on Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g);
4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8) skeins; 988 (1118, 1248, 1469, 1690, 1911) m/1080 (1222, 1365, 1607, 1848, 2090) yds.
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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.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: 11 buttons (18 mm/28L, 11/16”), stitch markers (removable), cable needle and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
21 sts and 30 rows in Seed rib measures 10 cm/4” square.
21 sts and 30 rows in Double seed st measures 10 cm/4” square.
12 sts Braid measures about 5 cm/2” across.

The cardigan is worked back and forth. Back and front are made in two parts that are knitted together. The Seed rib on the upper back is not sewn into the side seam.