Photoshoot at Bøler Church 2023: Kibo

The next set of pictures I will share from the photoshoot at Bøler Church, back in December, is of Kibo made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. I loved this casual style on jazz singer Anette Løvtangen with make-up & hair by Hina Suleman, brilliantly captured by Eivind Røhne. I decided to style the vest with my wide Japanese trousers – that look more like Culottes – and to have the church organ in the background. Anette is wearing size 2 with 24.5 cm/9.75″ positive ease, but it will be available in sizes 1 to 9, as yarn kits directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and as an individual pattern in English and Norwegian on Ravelry after the test knit set to begin on the 15th of April.

Kibo, Japanese for hope, is a straight oversized vest with a deep armhole bind off replaced by a wide armholeband. Kibo is adorned with a central double seed stitch pattern, except for the sides which have a line of stocking stitch. The neckband is worked in the round with shaping, the armhole bands are worked flat and seamed in, and the body is worked back and forth in two pieces with side seams for a better fit. Kibo is knitted in Tinde with lustre from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.
In the side I chose to make a single rib. Kibo is knitted using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle with a 21 stitches and 30 rows gauge in stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4 inches square.
The body is worked back and forth in two pieces from the bottom and up. Both the neckband and the armholebands are worked with interfacing, the neckband in the round and the armholeband back and forth.