Kibo Pattern Release

I have released the Kibo pattern in both English and Norwegian in my Ravelry Store. Kibo is made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in their stunning Tinde pelt wool yarn and will soon be available as a yarn kit directly on their website. Kibo was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne in Bøler Church, worn by jazz singer Anette Løvtangen with make-up & hair by Hina Suleman.
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.
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9). Shown in size 2.
Finished measurements: Bust: 102 (107.5, 112.5, 118, 123.5) (134.5, 145.5, 156.5, 167.5) cm/40.25 (42.25, 44.25, 46.5, 48.5) (53, 57.25, 61.5, 66)”
Length: 62 (62, 62, 64, 64) (66, 66, 68, 68) cm/24.5 (24.5, 24.5, 25.25, 25.25) (26, 26, 26.75, 26.75)”
Intended ease: 12-26 cm/4.75-10.25″ positive ease. Sample shown is 107.5 cm/42.25″ and worn with 24.5 cm/9.75″ positive ease on model.
Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde pelsullgarn (100% pelt wool, 100 g, 260 m/284 yds). Sample is knitted in Grålig lavendelblå 2128; 5 (5, 5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins; 1070 (1138, 1206, 1274, 1342) (1478, 1614, 1750, 1886) m/1170 (1245, 1319, 1393, 1468) (1616, 1765, 1914, 2063) yds. https://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/ullgarn/norsk-pelsull/
Yarn alternatives: Cascade 220 Sport (100% wool, 150 m/164 yds, 50 g). https://www.cascadeyarns.com/product/cascade-220-sport
Tosh Sock (100% Superwash Merino wool, 361 m/395 yds, 100 g). https://madelinetosh.com/collections/tosh-sock
Juniper Moon Farm, Patagonia (100% merino wool, 350 m/383 yds, 100 g) https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-us/p/juniper-moon-farm-patagonia?a_aid=2e0dd04e
Or another Sport/5 ply or lightweight DK yarn.
Needles: 2 sets of 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 cm/32″ for hem on sleeves).
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (100 cm/40″, extra set for hem).
3.5 mm/US 4 straight needle.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (removable), stitch holders, 3.5 mm/US 4 (E) crochet hook (for cast-on), waste yarn and yarn needle.
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st using 3.5 mm/US 4 measures 10 cm/4″ square after blocking.
Notes: 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. A circular needle is used due to the large stitch number.
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