I am thrilled to show you Nivine’s version of Thia jacket and Damara skirt, which she test knitted for me early this spring, before the Norwegian book “Norsk Strikkedesign. Strikk din favoritt“, which I take part in with 5 designs, was sent for print. I asked Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk if they would be willing to sponsor Tinde pelt wool yarn, made of 100% pelt wool with 260 meters/284 yards on each 100 gram skein, to five selected test knitters and to my delight they accepted. Nivine choose the colour Cognac 2103 and knitted size small in Thia and ordered extra Naturgrå/Natural Grey for the Damara.
Nivine, aka neevoknits on Instagram, writes: “Last spring I was thrilled and honored to be asked by dear @lindamarveng to test knit 2 of her stunning designs for The Norwegian knitting book: “Norsk Strikkedesign. Strikk din favoritt” which has been released by publisher Cappelen Damm. First I knitted Thia, a sweet fitted cardigan with a small extra rib above the waist, cables, and a large collar that can be folded down”. I have graded the pattern from size XS to 2XL with a bust circumference (without front bands 2 cm/0.75″) from 84 to 126 cm/33 to 51.5″.
Thia is a sweet fitted cardigan with a small extra rib above the waist, cables adorning the center framed by double seed stitch. The lower part is all in stockinette stitch to allow the beautiful hand-dyed Mikkel Rev on Tinde pelt wool by Værbitt shine with its colours and depth. Thia ends in a large collar that can be folded down.
Nivine writes: “Damara is an asymmetrical skirt with a seeded rib check pattern, that can also be worn as a poncho. Such a beautiful and fun design”. I have graded the skirt/poncho in sizes XS/S, M/L and XL/2XL, with a waist (top band width) of 70 (82, 94) cm/27.5 (32.25, 37)”. The rib top band can easily be adjusted according to preference.
Nivine is an experienced test knitter, originally from Lebanon but living in the US in Georgia, and I am so grateful she took part! Thank you so much! You can see the Vaga sweater she test knitted on my blog here.
Thia and Damara patterns are only available in Norwegian in print in the book “Norsk Strikkedesign. Strikk din favoritt” until the rights reverts to me in January 2021 or if the book is bought by a foreign publisher and translated.