Last in the series of photos brilliantly taken by Eivind Røhne at our photoshoot at Mortensrud Church in Oslo, is the Harding Cardigan made for Interweave Knits Summer 2016. We have photographed this one before at the Architectural Museum, then worn by a model who work for a model agency that allows the photos used only for a specified list of websites and magazines. My list, written back in early 2017, did not include Deep South Fibers who now sell my printed patterns, hence I needed new photos or pay an extra fee to use the old photos. Harding Cardigan is knitted the shade Foothills in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter using a 4.5 mm/US 7 and looked stunning on the beautiful Olivia Lindtein. Erica Poppe did her hair & make up, while her jewellery is borrowed from Kaja Gjedebo Design.
Eivind photographed Olivia wearing the cardigan with a black silk skirt, upstairs in the church. Here is my introduction to the pattern: An allover telescope lattice gives this long, straight cardigan a textural feel. A cabled rib-cord collar adds a modern look to the Harding Cardigan. Wear it open or close it with a shawl pin or belt.
The back, fronts, and collar are worked back and forth in separate pieces, the sleeves are worked in the round, and the garment is seamed together. Olivia is wearing size S with a finished bust circumference of 90, 96.5, 105.5, 114, 123) cm/35.5“ with 7 cm/2.75″ of positive ease. I have graded the pattern from size XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 85 to 123 cm/33.5 to 48.5″.
The Brooklyn Tweed Shelter yarn is made of 100% wool and comes in 50 gram skeins with 128 meters/140 yards. I knitted the sample with a gauge of 20 stitches and 25 rows in stockinette stitch using 4.5 mm/US 7 measuring 10 cm/4” square.
I hope you will stay well and keep safe in these difficult times!