Ceol Pattern Released

I am so thrilled to release Ceol – a straight pullover – pattern designed for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk knitted in Ask, after a successful test knit in my Ravelry Group. The pattern has been corrected and improved by my very skilled test knitters, I am pleased to say. Continue reading


Epona Knitted by Siret

I wanted to share these brilliant photos that Siret – aka kollane on Ravelry and siretsini on Instagram – took of her beautiful daughter Annika wearing Epona, which she test knitted for me back in October last year. Siret knitted the cabled pullover in size Medium in Tinde pelt wool from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and writes on her Ravelry project page: “Unlike the sample, I use Tinde yarn, which is a thicker yarn than Sølje. Lys Rødlig Beige is the name of my Tinde tone – It is not gray or quite beige, but has a pinkish undertone.”

Siret’s collar is 5 cm instead of 9 cm as specified in pattern and writes: “I knit the inside of the collar with a softer yarn to prevent Tinde yarn from tickling the neck – Chester Wool Company Tibetan 4ply with merino, silk and Yak.”

Here is my introduction to the Epona pattern: Graceful cables run along the center of this pullover with a high rib, creating a narrower waist. A sweater perfect for riding or worn together with a skirt, it is crowned by a high collar with interfacing to make it stand up. Epona is Celtic for the Goddess of horses and knitted in Sølje Pelsull from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in a deep bottlegreen shade.

Siret writes on her project page: “The Epona is a beautiful pullover with a high standing neckline and slightly different cables in the center panel.  The high rib makes the waist narrower and feminine. The center panel cable is unique and not difficult to knit at all.”

Siret and Annika had their photoshoot at the Üügu-bluff on the island Muhu, next to the island Saaremaa, where they live, in Estonia. Thank you so much for fantastic test knitting and photography, Siret!

The English and Norwegian Epona pattern, in sizes XS to 2XL (84 to 124 cm/33 to 49″ bust) with a 24 sts and 32 rows in st st using 3 mm/US 2.5 needle measures 10 cm/4” square gauge,  is available to download from my Ravelry Store and from Lovecrafts. Yarn kits are available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.


Photoshoot at Vigeland Museum: Rørbye Cardigan

The Rørbye Cardigan looks stunning on model Emma Ross, thanks to Hair & Makeup Stylist Sissel Fylling and Photographer Eivind Røhne who captured these brilliant photos at the Vigeland Museum last November. The jewellery that match the stitch patterns in the jacket was on loan from Kaja Gjedebo Design. The cardigan was made for knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 and knitted in the lovely Dale Eco Wool using 4 mm/US 6 needles. Hence this is the second set of photographs taken of it. The colour fitted into the grey plinths to the plaster sculptures in the Monolith Hall. You can see Em in front of the finished granite Monolith sculpture in the Vigeland Park in this blogpost: Behind the Scenes: Photoshoot at Vigeland Museum. “The Monolith (Monolitten), implying the totem to be fabricated from one (mono) solid piece of stone (lith)”, see Wikimedia link.

A classy and sophisticated knitted cardigan in a contemporary style. The waterfall bottom is created by knitting a sideways cable panel. To offset the cables, the body is all in stockinette stitch, with the exception of the cuff. Each sleeve begins in a sideways knitted cable panel. Leave it open, or pin the cardigan together at the front or in the side, if you prefer to wrap it all around you.

Em is wearing size Small, but the pattern is available in sizes XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 87.5 to 129.5 cm/34.5 to 51″ closed. I choose to style the cardigan with some black pencil pants and sky high sculptural shoes by Camilla Skovgaard. I wanted to show you how you can pin the cardigan together in the side and also how the interfacing on the collar looks like. To pin it I used one of Kaja Gjedebo’s divine brooches.

I wanted to show you how you can pin the cardigan together in the side and also how the interfacing on the collar looks like. To pin it I used one of Kaja Gjedebo’s divine brooches.

The contract I had signed for photographing at the museum, listed a number of conditions, such as have a security clearance of 0.5 meter/5.4 yards to any of the sculptures or their plinths. We did our best to comply with all the conditions. The last but certainly not least condition stated that any eventual damages to the sculptures, the plinths or of any constructional type must be compensated by responsible Marveng-Puckett. Eivind joked that all he had to do was to forget to secure his huge flash light (read: it did however have three legs) so it would fall over and cause havoc, since he would not need to pay for that. We all laughed and I told him that he would need to pay too.

The English pattern is now available on Ravelry and on Loveknitting in addition to inside the knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 digital magazine, while the Norwegian pattern will be printed in Familien at a later date. Thank you to my fantastic team for these fantastic photos!


Photoshoot at Vigeland Museum: Eira Pullover

I have been looking forward to showing you more of the photos Eivind Røhne took at the Vigeland Museum in November last year. Out next is Eira Pullover, made for knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017, knitted in the divine The Fibre Co. Cumbria. Just like Nemetona, due to its light colour, I wanted to photograph this in Hall 9 with the huge plaster sculptures for the bridge in the Vigeland Park made by Gustav Vigeland in the background. Here is the gorgeous model Emma Ross, with hair & makeup by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design wearing the Eira Pullover. You can see the full sculpture in Michael’s photo in the Behind the Scenes: Photoshoot at Vigeland Museum blogpost.

Here is my introduction to the Eira Pullover: A visually striking center cable named Kanik – Eskimo for snowflake – adorns the center front and back of this straight pullover. Kanik is framed by a staghorn cable on each side, while Moss stitch fills the background in the sides to allow the cables to shine. A saddle shoulder allows the staghorn sleeve cable to continue all the way to the neck.

Em is wearing size XS, but the sweater is available in sizes XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 81 to 123 cm/32 to 48.5″. I chose to style it with tan wide silk trouser after consulting with Sissel, whether to choose cream coloured ones or Judith Bech’s cream coloured skirt.

Eira Pullover is knitted in pieces in the divine The Fibre Co. Cumbria using 4 mm/US 6 needles with a gauge of 20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square. The Cumbria yarn is made of 60% merino wool, 30% brown masham wool, 10% mohair, on each 100 gram skein and has 218 meters/238 yards. I knitted the sample is in Scafell Pike and it takes 6 skeins of 100 grams to make size XS or about 1107 meters/1210 yards in a worsted or heavy DK weight yarn. I love how Em is studying the sculpture as well as how well you can see the cable on the sleeve in the photo above. Eivind and I also found this particular sculpture with the scales of the dragon such a fitting contrast to the cables.

Last of the Eira Pullover photos is this one of the back. The English pattern is now available on Ravelry and on Loveknitting, as well as in the knit.wear magazine. This was the last one we photographed in Hall 9 at the Vigeland Museum, the remaining eight we photographed in the popular Monolith Hall. But I am sure we would have photographed some of those in the Fountain Hall, had it not been for the current exhibition of a contemporary artist showing an art piece we were not allowed to include in our photos, according to our contract. However, there were plenty of fantastic angles to use in the Monolith Hall. In my next blogpost from the Vigeland Museum Photoshoot I will tell you about another clause in our contract that Eivind liked to joke about. Thank you to my fantastic team! Next out is the Rørbye Cardigan.