The time has come to tell you about the release of the Khayam jacket and the Laplace pants patterns in English (read: the Norwegian ones are coming very soon) on Ravelry, as the test knit is coming to an end. I wanted to release both pattern at the same time as they were made to be worn together as a set. Both are knitted in the gorgeous Australian yarn Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 5 ply with a crepe construction using a 3.75 mm/US 5 needle and a 24 stitches and 34 rows gauge in stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ square by sample knitter Grete Jenssen, aka ma9 on Ravelry. My test knitters did a brilliant job correcting and improving the pattern! The set was photographed worn by Model Olivia Lindtein – with make-up & hair styling by Nina Hjertaas Bull jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design – at Sentralen in Oslo back in December last year by Wenche Hoel-Knai.
Named after the philosopher, poet and mathematician Omar Khayyam who worked on problems of Algebra is this long slightly oversized jacket with a cable collar and long cuffs. The remaining parts are knitted in stockinette stitch to make the cable stand out. A double belt in stockinette stitch highlights the beginning of the collar. Khayam is worked in pieces for the ultimate fit and made to be worn with the Laplace trousers as a set. Both are knitted in the Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 5 ply with a crepe construction.
Laplace are Palazzo Pants; long, wide-legged and worn high with an elasticated waistband. Named after the mathematician Pierre-Simon Laplace are these trousers with side seam cables and pockets. The remaining parts are knitted in stockinette stitch to make the cable stand out. Laplace is worked flat in four pieces for the ultimate fit and made to be worn with the Khayam jacket as a set. Why not make Laplace into culottes by making them shorter, to below the knees? Both are knitted in the Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 5 ply with a crepe construction.
Khayam is available in sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 98 to 172 cm/38.5 to 67.75″, while Laplace is available in the same size range but divided differently to XS (S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL, 5XL) with a waist before elastic circumference of 92 to 132 cm/36.25 to 52“.
Both patterns will shortly be available on LoveCrafts too.