Rebekah Audic’s Yaelle

I am so chuffed to share how stunning my friend Rebekah Audic looks in her Yaelle photographed by her husband Gael. In these photos you can see her styling it loose, then with a harness and finally with a belt.She loves my Yaelle design and asked her friend Annelise Driscoll to knit it for her. Rebekah decided to order the pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in the Cognac colour used in the sample, but ended up with the finer Sølje instead of the thicker Tinde. The pattern sample was knitted using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle and a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows in Stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4” square after blocking.However, Annelise used a 3.25 mm/US 3 needle, then “followed large instructions (for number of sts) and small instructions (for length/measurements) in order to achieve correct drape and dimensions of a size small. (The measurements came out perfect.)” according to her project notes on her Ravelry page. She continues: “I also shortened the length of both the front and back panels by approximately 2 cm (just shy of an inch) because the recipient of this sweater wants it slightly cropped … but not so cropped that she couldn’t still use a belt for waist definition.” Annelise took a few halfway-point photos on her project page and continues: “Still needs the cowl, sleeves, and side panels, but so far I’m really happy with the results!”It is ever so interesting to read on Annelise’s project page that: “This sweater clocked in at 123.5 hours, and timing myself while I knit was definitely an interesting experiment. I can see why some people do it (if you have a competitive nature) but I doubt I’ll time myself again. At least not for a project this big. Hitting a stopwatch every time you stand up or sit down to knit kind of kills the meditative side of the process a little bit, so I’ll leave the stopwatches to competitive knitters in the future!”Rebekah wrote to me saying: “Sorry for so many, but we styled it a few different ways and it looks amazing how it hangs!” I cannot have too many photos of her wearing Yaelle and I am so honoured to see Rebekah in my design. I can also see how perfectly it was knitted by Annelise!And if you are wondering where these brilliant photos were taken, I can tell you that they are from the northern Adirondacks in upstate NY in the US on a beautiful autumn day! Thank you to Annelise, Rebekah and Gael!Here is my introduction to the pattern: Yaelle is a high-low pullover with an all over check pattern, swinging side panels and pockets. Named after Hebrew for the mountain goat, as it can take you everywhere. The pullover ends in a high loose turtle neck collar. Yaelle’s side panels are picked up and knitted after the side seams are done. The pockets are knitted at the same time as the front, including the pocket band and the lining. Wear Yaelle as you like; hanging loose or gathered with a belt or with a shawl pin at the front. The pullover is knitted in the pelt wool yarn Tinde with lustre from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.You can find the Yaelle pattern graded in sizes XS to 5XL – with a bust circumference of 128 to 198 cm/50.5 to 75.5″ – in both English and Norwegian in my Ravelry Stores and on LoveCrafts. Yarn kits, with an English or Norwegian pattern, are available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.