The demand for knitting patterns in magazines in Norway is increasing even further, hence Familien has made yet another new special issue called “Høststrikk”/Autumn Knit. The magazine has a total of 124 pages and I am so lucky to have 4 of my patterns in it: Sirona, Vaga, Free Falling Pullover and Airic. My patterns and a presentation of me fills 8 pages at the front of the magazine, while all the patterns are at the back. The beautiful Emma Ross is at the bottom of the cover, wearing Sirona, with “fletter”/cables written across it. Thank you so much, Familien!
On the first of my pages, there is also a presentation of me, including my Norwegian book cover, my Tyrol Jacket swatch (used a few years back for an article on design) and Kaja Gjedebo Design’s (kgd) gorgeous Abelia Ring I borrowed for the photoshoot. I do love the introduction: “Linda Marveng’s designs are like pieces of art with their beautiful cables. They are not suited for beginners, but if you have knitted for a while you will soon discover how fun they are to knit”. The dress is not my design: “The fantastic dress is by Carey Xu and probably too special for most of us to wear, but you should try Linda Marveng’s cable sweaters.”
Photographer Eivind Røhne brilliantly captured all these photos of Em. The Free Falling Pullover, first published in English in Interweave Knits Fall 2017 fills the next page, again worn by Em. It is available in sizes XS to 2XL and knitted in Sugar Bush Yarns, Crisp using 4 mm/US 6. The Free Falling Pullover showcases unique and wandering cables, feminine shaping, and casual appeal. This fitted pullover has two traveling central cables that are divided by seed stitch and framed by stockinette stitch on the sides. The boatneck is modified by the short-row shaping on the shoulder and ends in an I-cord bind-off. The pattern is available in English on Ravelry and Loveknitting.
Sirona is Celtic for Star Goddess, the name for this fitted pullover with an intricate central cable surrounded with smaller cables and double seed stitch. The round neckline needed a crown and was given an I-cord bind off decoration. Sirona is knitted in pieces in the divine The Fibre Co. Cumbria using 3.5 mm/US 4 and 4 mm/US 6. The English pattern will soon be released on Ravelry.
The pullover, in sizes XS to 2XL, is worked back and forth in pieces and seamed. The neckband is worked in the round. Stitches are picked up and knitted from the first round of the neckband for the I-cord bind off decoration.
Vaga: Named after the Celtic Goddess of the River Wye is this pullover with cables that runs over the body and sleeves. A saddle shoulder allows the swing cable to continue to the neck with its twisted rib ending. The pullover is slightly shaped for the waist and knitted in the gorgeous The Fibre Co. Cumbria. The English pattern will soon be released on Ravelry.
At the top of the page are the sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL), the yarn: The Fibre Company, Cumbria, the needles: 4 mm/US 6. Then follows the introduction see above. The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The neck band is worked in the round, folded and seamed to the wrong side.
The Airic jacket covers the last 2 pages. These photos of Em were taken by Eivind Røhne at Bøler Church last autumn, unlike the other ones which are from Villa Malla at the end of May. Airic is also available in sizes XS to 2XL. The introduction reads: In a contemporary style with provocative visual lines – created by the sideways knitted cable panel to make a waterfall bottom – is this long cardigan. The body is all in stockinette stitch to offset the cables. Even the sleeve has a cable panel knitted sideways as a cuff. Airic is Celtic for agreeable, just as this long cardigan will cover you up. It is knitted in the divine Di Gilpin, Lalland a Scottish lambswool with a magical twist.
This is the last of my pages. The Familien Høststrikk magazine is available at selected news agents and super markets. If you are in Norway you can also order it by SMS just write “Favoritt18” in addition to your name & address and send to 2205 or buy a digital version for iPad, see www.klikk.no. If you live abroad you can order the Norwegian special magazine by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and then transfer payment into their bank account.
The Airic pattern in English is available on Ravelry and on Loveknitting. If you are a retailer you can also find the printed pattern with download codes on Deep South Fibers.