Photoshoot at Ensjø: Osku and Piran

I have been looking forward to showing you how stunning model Emmalin Williams – with make-up & hair by Janne Skarpeid Hermansen and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design – looked wearing the dress Osku with the cowl Piran. Both are knitted in the lovely Elsebeth Lavold, Silky Wool in the shade Chalk 01 by me. The designs were professionally photographed by Wenche Hoel-Knai in December last year. I styled Osku with black sandals by Camilla Skovgaard and a silk scarf. I just loved how Janne tied the scarf on Emmalin around her hair on this design!  Each one is knitted with a 4 mm/US 6 needle and a 22 stitches and 30 rows gauge in Stockinette stitch gauge measuring 10 cm/4″ square after blocking.Named Osku old Irish for friend is this relaxed dress adorned with large sculptural cables and crowned by an I-cord. The sleeves are all in stockinette stitch to allow the cables to stand out and are worked top down. While the body is worked bottom up in the round – with shaping for the hips and bust – to the armholes, then back and forth with only the shoulders sewn together. Osku is knitted in the divine Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold and can be worn together with the matching Cowl; Piran.I have graded the Osku pattern in the following sizes XS/S (M/L, XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL) with these bust measurements: 106 (117, 128, 139) (150, 161, 172) cm/41.75 (46, 50.5, 54.75) (59, 63.5, 67.75)“.I also wanted to style the cowl separately as I am making two patterns, hence I chose a long black jacket under it.Here is my introduction to the cowl: Named Piran Celtic for affection is this cowl adorned with large sculptural cables, double seed stitch and crowned by an I-cord. The cables are worked back and forth, then grafted together before stitches are picked up and knitted in the round in double seed stitch. Piran is knitted in the divine Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold and can be worn together with the matching dress; Osku.The cowl is worked in two parts; the bottom cable that is worked back and forth and grafted together, before stitches are picked up and the remaining part is worked in the round with shaping. Above you can see a detailed photo of the back with the cable joint.I decided to make the cowl in four sizes S (M, L, XL) to fit all the dress sizes with a top width of 61 (64, 65, 65) cm/24 (25.25, 25.5, 25.5)” and bottom width: 90 (100, 109, 120) cm/35.5 (39.25, 43.25, 47.25)”.Both designs will be test knitted in my Ravelry group beginning on the 3rd of July before the patterns are released both in English and Norwegian.