Canola and Corra in Familien HøstStrikk 2021

The special issue “Familien HøstStrikk” is now available in Norway and I am fortunate to have two designs in the magazine: Canola and Corra both knitted in divine Tinde pelt wool. Both designs are available as yarn kits with English or Norwegian pattern directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. On the cover it says “Elegant Garments from Linda Marveng”, but the design on the cover is “Oransje Kofte” by IngaLill Johansson/Svarta Fåret. The magazine has 100 pages filled with knitting patterns.

My Canola is featured on the second contents page, above the introduction by the Handicraft editor Åse Myhrvold Egeland. Model Emma Ross with make-up & hair by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, is brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne at the Vigeland Museum.

Named after Canola the Irish deity who ruled over music magic is this poncho with sideways cables at the bottom and on the high collar. The upper section is picked up and knitted from the lower cable panel and worked in stockinette stitch with shaping for the shoulders. The short sleeves in rib hold the poncho together. You can wear it with a belt or a shawl pin to gather it at the front or loose, just as you prefer.

This elaborately cabled pullover with slightly fitted waist is named after the Prophecy Goddess. Two large cable panels are divided by a small cable that ends in a Henley neck, framed with an I-cord. Unlike the body the sleeves only have two small cables surrounded by stockinette stitch, so all the focus is on the body. Corra is knitted in pieces in the divine Hillesvåg Tinde.

Both are knitted using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle with a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch. The Canola and Corra patterns are available in sizes XS to 2XL. You can find the English patterns on Ravelry and on LoveCrafts.

The Familien HøstStrikk magazine is available at selected news agents and super markets in Norway.


Oydis in Familien

16_no_fa_20_innhold_handarbeid_72353My design Oydis Sweater together with the Cowl is published in the Norwegian magazine Familien issue number 20 which has 40 pages of knit. The design is not featured on the cover but on the introduction to the Handicraft section together with a photo of the handicraft editor: Åse Myhrvold Egeland. She writes: “Those who predicted that the knitting wave that hit the country a few years back would dribble out after awhile, were wrong, very wrong. The yarn producers increase their turnover every year, and magazines and books with pattern are torn off the shelves. Many begin to knit when they are expecting a baby, there are so much wonderful baby wear. In this issue you will find 40 pages of knitting patterns, so there should be something for every taste, whether you knit for yourself, your spouse, child or grandchild.”

16_no_fa_20_forside_72338Here is my introduction to the Oydis Sweater: A shadow diamond cable dominates this a-line sweater with a curved flattering hem. I-cord bands frame the bottom of the sweater, while garter stitches mark the sides and the round neckband. The sweater, with or without the cowl to dress it up, make the outfit ideal for the Goddess of good luck; Oydis. The body of the sweater is knitted flat, while the sleeves and the cowl, are knitted in the round. A fine tweed yarn is held together with an alpaca lace yarn, with a chain construction, to create a fabric with a beautiful stitch definition and a slight halo.

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The Oydis Sweater and Cowl is knitted in Du Store Alpakka Dreamline Soul held together with Pickles Merino Tweed using a 4 mm/US 6 needle with a gauge of 20 stitches and 30 rows in Stocking stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square. The sweater is available in sizes XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 84 to 126 cm/33 to 49.5″. The cowl can be worn both hanging loose or twice around the neck.

20151028 LM Ekeberg 0126It was gorgeously modeled by Alexandria Eissinger with hair & make up by Sissel Fylling and jewelry by Kaja Gjedebo Design, all brilliantly captured by Eivind Røhne. The English pattern for both sweater and loop has been test knitted and is available as part of the Norse Goddess Collection e-book with 7 patterns or as individual patterns on Ravelry and on Loveknitting.