I should have shown you this design a long time ago, but better late than never. Here it is the vest Mairead designed for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk knitted by my sample knitter Nadja in a divine light green-turquoise. Continue reading
I have been looking forward to showing you the photos of my new model Emmalin Williams – discovered in the high-end fashion store Vincci in Oslo by me – with make-up & hair by Janne Skarpeid Hermansen and jewellery on loan from Kaja Gjedebo Design, taken at Bøler kirke/Church back in June 2022 by Eivind Røhne. Continue reading
The time has come to show you my new designs, first out is Riona a fitted pullover made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. The sample is knitted by the skilled sample knitter Nadja Bresky, aka 77stricknadel on Ravelry, in Ask in size XS using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle with a gauge of 22 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ square. Yarn kits will come for sale directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk this autumn, while the single pattern will be test knitted in my Ravelry group starting on the 8th of August before its release in both English and Norwegian. Michael took these photos of me wearing size XS with 3 cm/1.25″ negative ease in our front garden last month.
My husband suggested we visit Kistefos Museum at Hadeland – on the way back from Hamar to Oslo with our friends Chris & Martin and so we did. Kistefos is located at an old pulp mill from 1889, with a large International Sculpture Park incorporated into the beautiful and peaceful nature. Kistefos calls itself a cultural destination with a twist. And The Twist is a new fabulous gallery at Kistefos that crosses the river, designed by world renowned architect Bjarke Ingels Group, Big. It opened in September in 2019.
Our friends Chris & Martin, who came from London to visit us, wanted to go to the Domkirkeodden, an open-air museum in Hamar, so we did and it was only a short drive from the Wood Hotel – where we stayed for a night. The ruins of Hamar Cathedral, erected with the creation of the diocese in 1152/1153, is located at the highest point of the headland with a view of the lake Mjøsa inside a protective structure of steel and glass hence called the Glass Cathedral. This structure to preserve the ruins was completed in 1998 and made by Lund+Slaatto Architects. The overwhelming size of the remaining columns and the sun shining in create a celestial feeling when you walk around inside the cathedral. There is a long waiting list for weddings, as you can imagine. Above you see Michael walking about. Continue reading
Last Monday I had a photoshoot at Bøler Church in Oslo with my brilliant team: Photographer Eivind Røhne, Make-up & Hair Stylist Janne Skarpeid Hermansen, Model Emmalin Williams and Assisting Photographer Michael. This is the third time we are back in the church, as it is such a fantastic venue. Emmalin is a new model, that I discovered in the high-end clothes shop Vincci, where she works part-time while studying Marketing. I worked with Janne back in 2014. We were photographing 7 new designs: 4 made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and 3 for self publishing as well as 2 old designs; Conic Coat and Lyre Bolero. It was a wonderful day, despite the fact that the pre-ordered lunch from Eckers Cafe was not delivered – as they had sold out of most of the ingredients during the weekend… So Michael did a food run to the local supermarket instead. Above you see Eivind setting up sun screens with Michael helping him, while Janne is doing the last finishes on Emmalin wearing one of the new designs. Continue reading
My new jacket design Khayam is part of a set and was actually made after the matching trousers called Laplace. I am showing you Khayam first as I have yet to grade and finish the Laplace pattern. The sample jacket was beautifully knitted by Grete Jenssen, aka ma9 on Ravelry, for me. Named after the mathematician Omar Khayyam who worked on problems of Algebra is this long slightly oversized jacket with a cable collar and long cuffs. The remaining parts are knitted in stockinette stitch to make the cable stand out. A double belt in stockinette stitch highlights the beginning of the collar. Khayam is worked in pieces for the ultimate fit and made to be worn with the Laplace trousers as a set. Both are knitted in the Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 5 ply with a crepe construction. Continue reading
The next new design I will show you is a long A-line vest made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in Ask. I enjoyed knitting the cable on the Oráiste dress and wanted to use it once more this time for a closed sleeveless pullover. The colour I chose for it is a dark terracotta 6503. My brilliant sample knitter & patron Airin Hansen knitted this sample for me in size S with a bust measurement of 90 cm/35.5″ using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle and a 22 stitches and 30 rows gauge measuring 10 cm/4″ square. In these photos taken by my husband in our front garden in Ørje back in November, I am wearing it with 2 cm/0.75″ positive ease. Continue reading