I am preparing for my next photoshoot and will therefore begin to reveal the new designs I have been working on. First one out is one of the four new designs for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, this time knitted in their Ask yarn using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle in the stunning shade of “Melert klar eplegrønn”/Melange Clear Apple Green 6588. Above is the swatch I made for an oversized pullover with dropped shoulders and a standing high collar. A tuck divides the Double Seed stitch from the reverse stockinette stitches and the cable pattern, which I decided to mirror on the sweater. I will tell you more in a later post. If you do not want do wait you can always join the party on Patreon to see it finished together with all other designs updates and benefits.
The last new design for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk is an oversized pullover called Edia with the same cable as I chose for the Gyro dress. I was uncertain which colour of pink or burgundy purple in Tinde pelt wool to choose for the cable on the dress, so I thought I could make a sweater with the cable in the second colour; “Burgunderlilla 2131”. The sample was beautifully knitted by Airin Hansen, aka Teodor on Ravelry, for me to sew (read: crochet with slip stitch) together and make the collar. Airin knitted Edia using a 3.5 mm/US 4 and a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch.
Edia is an oversized sweater with a central cable panel, vent in the sides and a crew neck crowned by an I-cord bind off. The pullover has dropped shoulders and simple cables on the sleeves. Edia is an old Norwegian female name fitting for this relaxed sweater knitted in the gorgeous pelt wool yarn Tinde from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. The sweater is worked back and forth in pieces and seamed. The neck is deeper on the front, than on the back.
I have graded the pattern from size XS to 3XL with measurements from 136 cm to 184 cm/53.5 to 72.5″. In these photos taken by my husband in Barcelona, you see me wearing size Small with a bust circumference of 144 cm/56.75″.
Above you can see the cable detail. The English pattern will be test knitted in my Ravelry group beginning on the 18th of May, before the pattern is released. I have one more new design to show you, before you will see how these designs looked on my model Olivia Lindtein.