Eira Pullover Again

Yes, I know you have seen the Eira Pullover already, but you have not seen these photos taken by my husband in mid April at the Boat Café in Ørje. I am trying to look relaxed and warm but I was freezing even when I was wearing the Rørbye Cardigan on top. The Eira Pullover was made for knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 and knitted in the wonderful The Fibre Co. Cumbria using a 4 mm/US 6 needle. Cumbria is made of 60% merino wool, 30% brown mash wool, 10% mohair, with 218 meters/238 yards per 100 gram skeins in the shade Scafell Pike. The gauge is 23 stitches and 28 rows in Moss stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square.

The working title was Kanik when I submitted it to the Winter Whites theme with the following description: A visually striking pullover that is both chic and comfortable, named Kanik; Eskimo for snowflake after the intricate center cable. The stunning cable adorns the center front and back and is framed by a braid on each side. While Seed stitch fills the background in the sides to allow the cables to shine, on this straight sweater. A saddle shoulder allows the staghorn sleeve cable to continue all the way to the neck.

The sample is made in the smallest size with a 81 cm/32″ bust circumference and it is worn with zero ease. The largest size has a bust circumference of  123 cm/48.5″, and there are four sizes in between.The pullover is knitted flat and seamed in order to give it the best shape and support. Only the collar is worked in the round. Eira Pullover was the pattern of the week at the Interweave blog and here is what Assistant Editor of Knits, Gus Baxter writes: “Linda Marveng’s Eira Pullover from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 is a study in knitting cables. This project combines 3 wide cables, 2 narrow cables, and moss stitch. An eye-catching cable featuring wide arches, knots, and small braids dominates the center panel. Then columns of large staghorn cables flank the central panel and decorate the saddle sleeves: stitches undulate from the inside to the outside in an antler motif. Moss stitch, a classic complement to cabled designs, covers the sides and sleeves. Eira Pullover has the same patterning on front and back; it’s worked in pieces and seamed.”

The knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 is available in a digital edition and in a print edition. In Norway you can soon buy the magazine at the larger Narvesen kiosks or ask your local one to order it for you.




Idunn Pattern Released

The next pattern I have released in my Ravelry store in English is Idunn, made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk’s yarn kits. The pattern has been test knitted and I am thrilled to see all the finished projects on Ravelry. Idunn was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne, worn by the stunning model Alexandria Eissinger/Nordic Model Agency, with hair & make up by Jens J. Wiker and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, at Villa Malla in June last year. The pattern is also available in English at Loveknitting and in Norwegian together with the original yarn in your own colour choice from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

Named after the Norse goddess of spring and immortality is this straight sweater with a Henley neck with center cables. Ribs frame the cables in each side and make the sweater figure hugging. One center cable adds texture to the sleeve. The sweater is worked in the round to the underarm in the lustrous pelt yarn with a mohair feel, Tinde Pelsull from Hifa.

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

Finished measurements:
Bust: 88 (94.5, 101, 109, 119, 129) cm/34.75 (37.25, 39.75, 43, 46.75, 50.75)”
Length: 60 (61, 62, 63, 64, 65) cm/23.5 (24, 24.5, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5)”
Sleeve length: 49 (50, 50, 51, 51, 52) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5)”

Yarn: Hillesvåg, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). Sample is knitted in Petrol 1105:
4 (4.5, 5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) skeins; 952 (1092, 1232, 1419, 1653, 1887) m/1041 (1194, 1347, 1552, 1808, 2064) yds.

Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light
Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds).
Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 yds).
Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds).
Or another DK/8 ply yarn.

Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 cm/32” and 40 cm/16”).
3.5 mm/US 4 DPNs.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, cable needle and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
1 cable (18-sts) measures 5.5 cm/2.25” across.

Notes: The sweater, both the sleeves and the body are worked in the round to the armhole and then worked back and forth in rows.