The test knit of the dress Osku and cowl Piran – I designed as a set – has come to an end with some brilliant results and I have released both patterns on Ravelry in two languages; English & Norwegian.
My skilled test knitters did a brilliant job and improved my patterns as well as making stunning versions of the designs – shortening the dress a little and modifying the cowl into a poncho but ended as a skirt instead are just two of the results.
The Osku pattern is size inclusive and cover sizes XS to 5XL. In these photos – taken by Wenche Hoel-Knai – you see model Emmalin Williams, with make-up & hair by Janne Skarpeid Hermansen and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, wearing the smallest size; Osku with 25.5 cm/10” positive ease.
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 Elsebeth Lavold, Silky Wool and can be worn together with the matching Cowl; Piran.
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.