Kolga Knitted by Anne Thomas

I wanted to show you the stunning Kolga that Australian test knitter and patron Anne Thomas, aka annemade1 on Ravelry made in size XL. Anne chose the Australian yarn Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 5 Ply which is machine washable and twisted into a classic crepe construction. I was inspired to use this double twist construction yarn for a pair of knitted trousers and a belted jacket, that I have designed. Anne picked the gorgeous colour called Seaquest and added 4 cm/1.5 inches to the length of her pullover.

Kolga is worked with a 24 stitches and 32 rows gauge using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle measuring 10 cm/4″ square. The pattern is available in sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 84 to 160 cm/33 to 63″. These photos are taken at Anne’s home in rural Gippsland, Victoria where she lives with her husband and dogs on 5 acres of land. Thank you so much for these gorgeous photos, Anne!

Here is my introduction to the pattern: Kolga is Norse for a cool wave, like the one created by the Honeycomb cable pattern on this pullover. The A-line front moves the side seam and vent backwards, making it flow like waves. Kolga is knitted in the divine hand dyed Walk Collection Merino Sport yarn, in pieces and seamed for the ultimate fit. A folded down cowl gives the pullover a collar, while a standing cowl warms your neck.

The Kolga pattern is available in both English and Norwegian on Ravelry and on LoveCrafts.