I have been looking forward to showing you my Kanaye design made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in their Ask yarn, as I had fun figuring out all the ways I could use it. The sample, that I knitted, is in size XS/S and in these photos, taken by my husband at the back of our house, I am wearing it with 2 cm/0.75″ positive ease.
The vest or shawl will be test knitted in my Ravelry group starting on the 23rd of October, before the pattern is released. Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk will make yarn kits with either an English or a Norwegian pattern, that will come for sale online in September.
Tucks, reverse stockinette stitch and I-cords adorn this vest that is knitted sideways with a large garter stitch collar and a hem. Named Kanaye – Japanese for the zealous one – as the vest with its waterfall fronts can be used as a shawl or even upside down and closed with a shawl pin. The textured vest is worked in two parts and joined at the center back with a decorative I-cord on top. Kanaye is knitted in the airy Ask from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.
I used a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle and a gauge of 22 sts and 30 rows in Stockinette stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square.
I have graded in the following sizes: XS/S (M/L, XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL).
The vest is worked sideways in two pieces beginning at each front to center back. It is knitted together at the center back with 3-needles and then with an I-cord bind off.
Each front begins with a provisional cast on, that is replaced with an I-cord bind off at the end. Stitches are picked up along both long sides, the bottom one for a double hem and the top one for a collar. The collar is worked in garter stitch and ends in an I-cord bind off. I am sure you could find some more ways of wearing this…