Eira Pullover Modelled by Rebekah Audic

Rebekah and Gael Audic are friends from London, now living in the US, that we had not seen for more than 10 years, when they came to visit us for a few days at the beginning of September. Michael suggested we take them on two trips; one to the old town in Fredrikstad and one to Kistefos Museum at Jevnaker. Gael is a very skilled photographer who often takes pictures of his wife and these ones are no exception. Hence Rebekah is used to modelling so I wanted to take the opportunity to organise a small photoshoot – with 4 designs – in Fredrikstad, where both Gael and Michael were photographing her. I was thrilled when Rebekah was happy to do so. Here she is wearing my design Eira Pullover, first made for Interweave knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017.

A visually striking center cable named Kanik – Inuit for snowflake – adorns the center front and back of this straight pullover. Kanik is framed by a staghorn cable on each side, while Moss stitch fills the background in the sides to allow the cables to shine. A saddle shoulder allows the staghorn sleeve cable to continue all the way to the neck.

The pullover is knitted in The Fibre Co, Cumbria Worsted yarn – a lovely mix made of 60% Merino wool, 30% brown Masham wool, 10% Mohair on each 100 gram skein with 218 meters/238 yards – using a 4 mm/US 6 needle and a 20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch gauge measuring 10 cm/4 inches square.

I have graded the pattern in sizes XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 81 to 123 cm/32 to 48.5 inches.

The English pattern is available as a digital download on Ravelry and on LoveCrafts. I thought the sweater looked so brilliant on Rebekah that I ended up gifting it to her. I want to thank Rebekah for being my gorgeous model while she was visiting and Gael for taking these brilliant photos!