Oydis Pattern in Russian

I was encouraged to have my patterns translated into Russian by one of my Ravelry group moderators Katja, who had received several questions for Russian translations. Katja, aka ekatja, knew dashuta on Ravelry, so she came highly recommended. The first pattern I sent her for translation was my Oydis Sweater, which is also available in English, German and Norwegian. The Japanese version is also coming shortly. But first below is the introduction to my Oydis Sweater in Russian and then in English. Above you see the gorgeous Alexandria Eissinger, with hair & makeup by Sissel Fylling, wearing the Oydis Sweater, captured by Eivind Røhne at the Ekeberg Restaurant in Oslo:

Выразительный узор из ромбов доминирует в этом свитере А-силуэта с закругленной линией низа, которая выгодно подчеркивает фигуру. Низ свитера обрамлен полым шнуром, боковые швы и горловина подчеркнуты полосами платочной вязки. В комплекте с воротом или без, этот свитер станет достойным гардероба. Ойдис, древнескандинавской богини удачи. Перед и спинка вяжутся отдельно, а рукава и ворот – по кругу. В представленном образце нить классического твида соединена с нитью тончайшего шнурочка альпаки, и вместе они создают нежное полотно с восхитительной рельефностью узора.

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.

Thank you, Katja and dashuta!


Sarya Pattern Released

sarya-norsk-coverIt is now several weeks since I released the Sarya pattern in English, so it is about time I tell you here on my blog. You can see the results from the test knit on the Ravelry page, and read about the adjustments the different test knitters did to the pattern like making the sleeves short instead of long. The Norwegian pattern was first published on Ravelry in March, and both languages are also available at Loveknitting. Sarya was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne at the Ekeberg Restaurant last year, and worn by the gorgeous Alexandria Eissinger with hair & make up by Sissel Fylling. The stunning jewellery is by Kaja Gjedebo Design and it lifts the outfit to a party outfit. Here is my introduction to the pattern:

A beautiful lace pattern adorns the lower part of this jacket with overlapping fronts, while garter stitch rules on the top part. The stitch patterns are divided by a tuck and the jacket has identical hems. A deep elegant v-neck allows it to be worn loose creating waterfall fronts. Or you can close it with jewelry or a shawl pin for a more tailored look. The jacket is named Sarya; the night traveler hence knitted in the stunning JaggerSpun Zephyr Lace, held double, because of its luster and drape.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Finished measurements:                                                                                                        Bust: 85 (92, 99, 106, 116, 126) cm/33.5 (36.25, 39, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)”                       Length: 62 (63, 64, 65, 66, 67) cm/24.5 (24.75, 25.25, 25.5, 26, 26.5)”                       Patterns: 35 cm/13.75″  in lace (incl 3 cm/1.25″ edging) and 27 (28, 29, 30, 31, 32) cm/10.75 (11, 11.5, 10.25, 12.25, 12.5)” in garter st (incl 1 cm/0.5″ tuck).                         Sleeve length: 49 (50, 50, 51, 51, 51) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 20, 20, 20)”.

Yarn: Jagger Spun, Zephyr Lace 2/18 (50% merino, 50% tussah silk, 100 g, 1024 m/1120 yds). Sample is knitted in Mushroom. http://www.jaggeryarn.com/wholesale-yarn-lines/zephyr-wool-silk.php 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins; 2422 (2611, 2799, 2987, 3269, 3552) m/2422 (2855, 3061, 3266, 3575, 3884) yds. Note: Yarn is held double throughout.

Alternative yarns: Fyberspates, Gleem Lace (55% British Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 45% silk, 100 g, 800 m/874 yds) http://fyberspates.com/gleem-lace

Needles: 2 sets of 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needles (80 cm/32″), extra set for hem and tuck. 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needles (150 cm/60″ or 3.5 mm/US 4 if preferred). 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 cm/32″). 3.5 mm/US 4 DPNS for sleeves. Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Gauge: 25 sts and 36 rows in st st using double yarn and 3.5 mm/US 4 needles measures 10 cm/4″ square. 24 sts and 38 rows in Sarya pattern using double yarn and 3.5 mm/US 4 measures 10 cm/4″ square. 25 sts and 40 rows in Garter st using double yarn and 3 mm/US 2.5 measures 10 cm/4″ square.

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders and yarn needle.

Notes: The body of the jacket is knitted back and forth in pieces, while the sleeves are knitted in the round. Hems, tuck and garter stitch parts are knitted using 3 mm/US 2.5, while the lace pattern is knitted using 3.5 mm/US 4. The double neckband is picked up and knitted afterwards, then sewn in place on the WS. Use a larger needle; 3.5 mm/US 4 for the neck band if you want it to pull the fronts into a slight asymmetrical shape, as done on sample.


Photoshoot at Ekeberg Restaurant: Elora

20151028 LM Ekeberg 0299The bolero looked stunning worn by gorgeous Alexandria Eissinger on top of Judith Bech’s “Secret” wedding gown. Alexandria’s hair & make up is by Sissel Fylling and the jewelry is by Kaja Gjedebo Design. The beautiful photos are all taken by Eivind Røhne at the Ekeberg Restaurant last October. Elora and three other designs: Shinju, Adoe and Helka will be published in Norwegian in the special issue Familien Kreativ out on Monday 14th March. The English pattern to Elora will be test knitted in April in my Ravelry group before its release. Here is my introduction to the pattern: A beautiful reversible lace pattern adorns this bolero with a slightly longer scarf collar you can fold and pin as you desire. Garter stitches make up the edges of the bolero and divide the stitch pattern from the stocking stitch sides. Named after the giving of the laurel; the crown of victory and ideal for this garment made in a wool and cashmere mixture by Mondial. The bolero is worn over the wedding gown “Secret”, designed by Judith Bech.

20151028 LM Ekeberg 0324Mondial Gold is an exclusive mix of 80% wool and 20% cashmere on a 50 g skein with 175 m/191 yds. The sample is knitted in Cream 426, to show off the crisp stitch definition. The bolero is knitted using a 3 mm/US 2.5 needle with a gauge of 26 stitches and 34 rows in stocking stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square. The yarn was generously sponsored by Mondial’s Scandinavian Agent: House of Hobbies. The sample was knitted by Grete Jenssen, aka ma9 on Ravelry, to my utter satisfaction.

20151028 LM Ekeberg 0332The body of the bolero is worked in pieces from the bottom up, and is sewn together, while the sleeves are worked in the round. The bolero is slightly tapered. The collar width is in additon to the front and bust circumference so that it can be folded and pinned as desired. It is knitted in two parts that are joined and then attached around the neck, with extra length to hang loose.

20151028 LM Ekeberg 0360The bolero comes in sizes XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 85 to 126 cm/33.5 to 49.5″, waist circumference of 82 to 123 cm/32.25 to 48.5″ and length from 47 to 52 cm/18.5 to 20.5″. The length of the bolero as well as the scarf is one that easily can be adjusted by removing or adding pattern repeats.

20151028 LM Ekeberg 0309In the photos above you see the scarf collar folded in to create more volume to the neckline but it does look equally good just hanging flat or pinned together. The scarf collar width is in addition to the bust width so that it can hang loose as a scarf. The wedding gown with its feather mermaids tail had to be shown in all its glory, in my opinion.