Yes, I have been to yet another NSF/Norwegian Knitting Association’s Annual Knitting Weekend, this time in Bergen where I held a workshop in Cable Knitting Masterclass to 80 of the nearly 100 people that attended. Continue reading
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Fulla in The Knitter (German issue) 63 – March 2023
I was so chuffed to hear that my Fulla Cardigan – first published in The Knitter in the English issue 175 last year would be included in the March issue of the German issue 63. Continue reading
Moia and Benete Patterns Released
This weekend is the annual NSF – Norsk Strikkeforbund/Norwegian Knitting Association – meeting and I am in Bergen, ready for the pattern launches of both Moia Jacket and Benete Scarf. The patterns are available in both English and Norwegian in my Ravelry Store.
Moia is old Danish for mother, fitting for this long straight jacket that folds around you like an embrace with a wide reversible cable collar paired with long cuffs. The main part of the jacket is knitted in stockinette stitch to allow the cable pattern to shine. Choose if you want to wear the collar overlapped or as a shawl collar with the opposite side out and close it with a belt or shawl pin. For a larger collar make the matching scarf Benete. Moia is knitted in the soft, chainette Woolfolk Får yarn.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Shown in size Small
Finished measurements: Bust without cable collar: 98 (106.5, 114.5, 123, 131.5) (141, 152.5, 162, 173.5) cm/38.5 (42, 45, 48.5, 51.75) (55.5, 60, 63.75, 68.25)”
Length: 84 (85, 86, 87, 88) (90, 91, 92, 92) cm/33 (33.5, 33.75, 34.25, 34.75) (35.5, 35.75, 36.25, 36.25)”
Sleeve length: 48 (49, 50, 50, 50) (51, 51, 51, 51) cm/19 (19.25, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75) (20, 20, 20, 20)”
Belt length: 150 (150, 170, 170, 190) (190, 210, 210, 210) cm/59 (59, 67, 67, 74.75) (74.75, 82.75, 82.75, 82.75)” Intended ease: 10-20 cm/4-8″ positive ease. Sample jacket shown is 106.5 cm/42″ and worn with 23.5 cm/9.25″ positive ease on model.
Yarn: Woolfolk, Får (100% Merino Wool, 50 g, 130 m/142 yds). Sample is knitted in 27 Gold: Jacket only: 13 (14, 16, 17, 19) (21, 22, 24, 26) skeins; 1674 (1846, 2018, 2190, 2404) (2618, 2832, 3046, 3260) m/1831 (2019, 2207, 2395, 2629) (2863, 3097, 3331, 3565) yds. Belt: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); 120 (120, 140, 140, 160) (160, 180, 180, 200) m/131 (131, 153, 153, 175) (175, 197, 197, 219) yds. Jacket with belt: 14 (15, 17, 18, 20) (22, 24, 25, 27) skeins; 1794 (1966, 2158, 2330, 2564) (2778, 3012, 3226, 3460) m/1962 (2150, 2360, 2548, 2804) (3038, 3294, 3528, 3784) yds. https://woolfolkyarn.com/shop/far-yarn/
Needles: 2 sets 4.5 mm/US 7 circular needle (80 cm/32″, extra set for hem and belt). Two 4.5 mm/US 7 DPNs for belt loops. Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (removable), stitch holders, cable needle (cn) and yarn needle.
Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows in St st using 4.5 mm/US 7 needle measures 10 cm/4″ square after blocking. 22 sts in Cable using 4.5 mm/US 7 needle measures 8.5 cm/2.25″ across after blocking.
Notes: The jacket is worked in pieces and seamed. The collar is cast on separately and joined with each front after the hem. At the end the back neck part of the collar is worked, then joined at center back and seamed into place. The belt is worked like the hem and bound off at the joining row. The belt loops are short I-cords that are sewn into the seams. A circular needle is used due to the large stitch number.
Named Benete, an old Danish name short for Benedikte, is this reversible cabled scarf. Wear it as a scarf, a shawl or together with the matching jacket Moia to create a second collar. Benete is knitted in the soft, chainette Woolfolk Får yarn.
Size: One size
Finished measurements: Width: 18 cm/7″. Length: 175 cm/69″
Yarn: Woolfolk, Får (100% Merino Wool, 50 g, 130 m/142 yds). Sample is knitted in 27 Gold: 4 skeins; 520 m/568 yds. https://woolfolkyarn.com/shop/far-yarn/
Needles: 4.5 mm/US 7 straight needles. Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (removable), cable needle (cn) and yarn needle.
Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows in St st using 4.5 mm/US 7 needle measures 10 cm/4″ square after blocking. 50 sts in Cable using 4.5 mm/US 7 needle measures about 17 cm/6.75″ across after blocking.
Notes: The scarf is worked back and forth in rows with all stitches in cable pattern except the two selvedge stitches, which are worked in stockinette stitch.
New Design: Balika
The next new Hillesvåg design I will show you is the vest Balika, knitted by my brilliant sample knitter Nadia in Ask using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle with a gauge of 22 stitches and 30 rows in Stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ after blocking. Continue reading
Photoshoot at Ensjø Studio: Ekilana
I have been looking forward to showing you how stunning Emmalin Williams looked in the Ekilana poncho with my Japanese trousers and Trippen boots at our photoshoot at Wenche Hoel-Knai’s old studio at Ensjø in Oslo. Continue reading
New Design: Ekilana
The time has come to show you the first of my four new designs made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in their lovely Ask yarn, Ekilana. Continue reading
Photoshoot at Bøler Church 2022: Gavida
Finally, I will share the last set of photos from our photoshoot in June – at Bøler kirke/Church taken by photographer Eivind Røhne of Emmalin Williams, with make-up & hair styling by Janne Skarpeid Hermansen and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design wearing Gavida. Continue reading
Oslo Design Fair January 2023
Last Wednesday I went to the Oslo Design Fair at Lillestrøm, to check out the new yarns and what is happening in the design field here in Norway. Designer, author and journalist Tove Fevang sent me a press ticket as I am the editorial team for the membership magazine to Norsk strikkeforbund/Norwegian Knitting Association. Continue reading
New Design: Gavida
I am thrilled to show you a new design I have called Gavida, knitted in Bastøy – a silk and pelt wool mixture – by Oslo Mikro Spinneri, hand dyed by Værbitt. Continue reading
Riona Knitted by Siret Sinimäe
Look at this beautiful Riona sweater that Siret Sinimäe, aka kollane on Ravelry, made and photographed on her daughter Annika on the north coast of Estonia on the Pakri peninsula. Continue reading