Tweed Jacket in Familien Vinterstrikk 2020

I am so delighted to have my Tweed Jacket and Dewdrop Cowl set in the Norwegian special issue called Familien Vinterstrikk 2020, now for sale in Norway. The magazine has more than a 100 patterns including the cover design: “Fridas lange genser” by Kari Hestnes, knitted in Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Sølje pelt wool in five different colours. Yarn kits with a Norwegian pattern can be bought directly from Hillesvåg, see

My Tweed Jacket is an old design, made for my Norwegian book “To rett, en vrang. Designstrikk” published by Cappelen Damm back in 2012. The jacket is knitted in another yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, the thin Alv kamgarn – available only on cones – held double to create a tightly woven look to it, using a 2.5 mmm/US 1.5 and 3 mm/US 2.5 needles. New photos were taken by Eivind Røhne of Emma Ross, with hair & make-up by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, standing in front of impressive cast iron dragon, a sample for the Vigeland Park Gates at the Vigeland Museum back in November 2018.

Em is wearing size S together with an amazing skirt designed by Judith Bech. The Tweed Jacket pattern is available in sizes S to XL with a bust/hip circumference of  90 (94, 98, 106) cm/35.5 (37, 38.5, 43)”.

A Tweed Jacket inspired by Christopher Kane’s elegant tweed version. My version has sleeves in stranded colourwork in stockinette stitch as a contrast to the tweed pattern made with slipped stitches on the body and a fitted waist. The tweed jacket has been given a vintage look, by using the fine Hillesvåg Alv kamgarn held double.

To add a bit of colour to the jacket I chose the Rose Red slightly thicker Huldra kamgarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and made a cowl & wrist warmer set called Dewdrop Cowl with a lace pattern to go with it. A cosy cowl is perfect for the Tweed Jacket. Use the leftover yarn and make a small cowl. Why not add a complimentary colour to the outfit and knit a larger cowl to wear over the small one together with wristwarmers. A stunning rose red cowl and wristwarmers complement the Tweed Jacket outfit.

Both the patterns: Tweed Jacket and Dewdrop Cowl are available in English in my Ravelry store. Familien Vinterstrikk 2020 magazine is available at selected news agents and super markets.


Photoshoot at Vigeland Museum: Tweed Jacket and Dewdrop Cowl

I am delighted to show you the fantastic new photos of my old design Tweed Jacket and Dewdrop Cowl, both from my Norwegian knitting book that was published in 2012: “To rett, en vrang. Designstrikk” (only translated into Finnish). I do love the old photos of ballerina Cristiane Sá, but she is wearing a tutu so I thought some new ones would be good and I had room for one more garment in our photoshoot at the Vigeland Museum in November. Gorgeous model Emma Ross looks stunning in the jacket with the Dewdrop Cowl, worn together with Judith Bech’s stunning skirt. Em’s make up and hair is by Sissel Fylling and jewellery is by Kaja Gjedebo Design. Em is captured by Eivind Røhne in front of the impressive cast iron dragon, a sample for the Vigeland Park Gates.

Eivind and I agreed that the dragon added the drama we wanted to the photos. The Tweed Jacket is inspired by Christopher Kane’s elegant tweed version. Mine has sleeves in stranded colour work in stockinette stitch as a contrast to the tweed pattern, made with slipped stitches on the body and a fitted waist. The tweed jacket has been given a vintage look by using the fine lace weight Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Alv combed yarn held double.

The Dewdrop Cowl is made of left over yarn from the jacket and I also choose to make a larger Cowl, which can be worn on top of each other and with wrist warmers, in the fingering Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Huldra in a beautiful dark rose red colour. I wanted to add some colour to the outfit and thought this was a magnificent solution. I love the way Sissel knotted Em’s hair in some of these photos!

Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Alv is a laceweight yarn made in 100% combed wool on a 200 gram cone with 1400 meters/1532 yards, which I held double for a machine knitted effect.  The gauge is 30 stitches and 31 rounds/rows in the sleeve pattern in stranded colourwork in stockinette stitch and 27 stitches and 60 rows in Tweed pattern, both with 2 strands held together using 3 mm/US 2.5 needles. The tweed pattern takes 3 colours: 2 greys and 1 black, while the stranded colour work is done in the darkest grey and black.

The body of the jacket is worked in parts and sewed together, while the sleeves are knitted in in the round up to the armholes. The double hems are worked in 2.5 mm/US 1.5 needle, while the other parts are made in 3 mm/US 2.5 needles.

Em is wearing size small with a bust and hip circumference of 90 cm/35.5″, but I have revised the English pattern, made the sleeves wider at the top and added an XL size with these measurements: 106 cm/43″. I also sent the revised pattern to my technical editor Barbara Khouri. It will be added to Ravelry and Loveknitting shortly, together with the Dewdrop Cowl pattern.

The Norwegian pattern will be printed in the magazine Familien at a later date. I am ever so thrilled with these new photos, so thank you to my amazing team!