It is time to show you another of my designs knitted by skilled Estonian test knitter Siret Sinimäe, aka kollane on Ravelry, the Beyla pullover designed for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. Siret knitted the pullover in size Medium using a 3.75 mm/US 5 needle with a 18 stitches and 24 rows gauge in stockinette stitch. Beyla is modelled by her daughter Annika. On her project page, Siret writes: “The more complex the cables, the more exciting to knit for those who like the cables. But it doesn’t always have to be that way to get a stylish and beautiful result. Beyla’s simple twisted cables are an ideal project for those who are not yet very confident in knitting cables. And most importantly, Linda’s designs are worth knitting! You can always get a very well-fitting knit for yourself”. I am so honoured, thank you, Siret!
Siret used Rowan Island Blend yarn from her stash in the colorway Jet; “It works beautifully with this pattern. I have used this yarn before for cables and I was sure it would work well for this project as well. My Beyla is pleasantly light and due to the silk content, I can probably wear this sweater even in summer when the weather is cooler”.
Here is my introduction to the pattern: Named Beyla, Norse for little bean, well suited for the shape of the cables on this pullover. All over cables play on the front and back, while only three cables play on the sleeve. The purl stitches in the background make the sweater hug you. Beyla is crowned by a standing collar and knitted in Varde a bouncy pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.
The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The cable pattern continues on the collar which is worked in the round with an interfacing part. Siret made the collar a bit narrower to make it stand, as her yarn was softer than the original Varde pelt wool from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.
The last photo I will share is such a detailed one! Thank you so much Siret and Annika! The Beyla pattern is available in English and Norwegian in sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 85 to 153 cm/33.5 to 60″ on Ravelry and soon on Lovecrafts too. Yarnkits with either an English or a Norwegian pattern are available directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.