Photoshoot at Bøler Church June 2022: Dearaim

Dearaim, a seamless jacket made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, looked stunning on model Emmalin Williams – with make-up & hair by Janne Skarpeid Hermansen and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design – photographed by Eivind Røhne at Bøler kirke/Church last June. I decided to style this with a long silk skirt with ruffles from Browns in London and a large black scarf. Emmalin was given a small ball of yarn to play with as a prop.

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 gauge measuring 10 cm/4″ square. Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk sell yarn kits, while the individual pattern will be available as a digital download in English and Norwegian very soon as the test knit has come to an end.

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.

 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 have graded the jacket in sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 85 to 161 cm/33.5 to 63.5″. Emmalin is wearing size S with 8 cm/3.25″ positive ease. 

Janne suggested to make a pleat and place it along her face and made a bun with it due to the large scarf. In the photo above the sun had appeared and it was a lot lighter so I asked Eivind to darken the picture so it matches the other ones.

I made sure I had photos taken of the jacket both with and without the Armas dress. In the photos above you see Emmalin wearing a pair of pencil trousers beneath the knitted dress – so it appears more like a tunic. I found it difficult to find buttons that matched the colour of the yarn, so I ended up with some vintage ones in grey instead.

I love the look with the hem of the Armas dress looking like a very long shirt beneath the Dearaim jacket.