New Design: Dearaim

The next new design I will show you, is Dearaim a seamless jacket made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. My idea was to knit a jacket to go with the Armas dress, hence the choice of colour was my starting point for this design. Dark Cyclamen looked fabulous together with the purple, in my opinion. Skilled sample knitter Grete Jenssen, aka ma9 on Ravelry, knitted this jacket for me in Ask using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle and a 22 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ square gauge. Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk will sell yarn kits, while the individual pattern will be available as a digital download in English and Norwegian after the test knit beginning on 10th of October in my Ravelry group.

Michael took these photos of me wearing the sample in size S with a 92 cm/36″ bust circumference worn with 4 cm/1.5″ positive ease, in our front garden. Below you see it worn over the Armas dress – that works equally well as a tunica.

Named Dearaim, Irish for emblazon, is this seamless jacket adorned with small Celtic cables. The body is shaped for the bust and worked in one piece from the bottom to the armholes, while the sleeves are worked top down in stockinette stitch to make the cables stand out. The jacket ends in a crew neck that is crowned with an I-cord and a button band. Dearaim is knitted in the airy Norwegian combed wool yarn Ask from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

I have graded the jacket in sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 85 to 161 cm/33.5 to 63.5″.

The jacket is worked seamlessly from the bottom up with set in sleeves worked top downThe body is worked flat in one piece while the sleeves are worked in the round. The hem is cast on with 2 sets of circular needles. The button bands are picked up with 2 sets of circular needles to avoid seaming the double band to the wrong side at the end. I look forward to showing you how wonderful it looked on model Emmalin Williams.