I am so thrilled to show you another stunning pullover knitted by Estonian test knitter Siret Sinimäe, aka kollane on Ravelry. Yaelle is modelled by her beautiful daughter Annika in the Koigi bog on the island of Saaremaa. Siret made size M and used the Brusca yarn by Retrosaria for the first time. The gauge was spot on – 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square – with a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle. On her project page, Siret writes: “Linda’s new unique design requires a larger amount of yarn than a regular sweater, but Yaelle’s knitting is still not very complicated. The pockets require more attention, but Linda has added a video to the pattern for better understanding.”
Siret did two minor adjustments; reducing the neck opening and shortening the sleeves. Her neck opening was 2 cm/0.75″ wider than the pattern specified so Siret reduced the size of the needle (from a 3.5 mm/US 4 to 3.25 mm/US 3) on half of the collar height.
Take a look at the funky use of colour. Here is Siret’s idea: “I wanted to add some color to dark green. I managed to use this idea for pocket lining and for collar, side panels i-cord bind off. Some colored dots are on the right side of the back. The colors of the Zauberball Crazy yarn were just right to add an autumn reminder to my sweater”.
Siret held the Schoppel-Wolle Crazy yarn double for the contrast colour and used 250 meters/273 yards.
The last photo I will share is such a fun one! Thank you so much Siret and Annika!
The Yaelle pattern is available in sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 128 to 192 cm/50.5 to 75.5. Yarn kits with the lovely Tinde pelt wool yarn with either an English or a Norwegian pattern are available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, while the individual pattern is available in my Ravelry Store and on LoveCrafts.