New Design: Ceol

The next new design I am going to show you is the pullover Ceol made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. I selected the beautiful melange turquoise colour before I found the Celtic cables in one of my Barbara Walker stitch dictionaries. I decided to mirror the cable and let smaller cables play alongside them. Named Ceol, Irish for music, is this straight pullover with Celtic cables that vibrates out into smaller cables and then flattens into stockinette stitch like rhythm. The sweater ends in a crew neck that is crowned with an I-cord. Unlike the body the sleeves only have two small cables at the center. Ceol is knitted in pieces in the airy Norwegian combed wool yarn Ask from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

I knitted the sample in size S using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle and a 22 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch gauge measuring 10 cm/4″ square.

The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The neckband is worked in the round. Stitches are picked up and knitted from the first round of the neckband for the I-cord bind off decoration. The number of small cables in the sides are made to fit across the cross back and varies according to size: Sizes XS to L have 3, while sizes XL to 3XL have 4 and sizes 4XL to 5XL have 5.

These photos are taken by Michael in our front garden back in November. I am wearing Ceol in size S with 4 cm/1.5″ positive ease. But the pattern will be available in sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 85 to 161 cm/33.5 to 63.5″ after test knitting set to begin in July. Yarn kits with either an English or a Norwegian Ceol pattern will be available directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk soon. But before then I will show you the fun photos we took at the photoshoot.