Bowery Tunic in knit.wear Spring/Summer 2017

I am thrilled to show you my latest design the Bowery Tunic published in the knit.wear Spring/Summer 2017 issue in the company of other designers such as: Pam Allen and  Carol Feller. On the cover is Mary Anne Benedetto’s stunning Park Slope Top. My working title for the design was Jarre: A cable panel with electronic vibes, not unlike Jean-Michel Jarre renown music, is the focus point for this a-line pullover with a longer back ending in a vent in the sides. The collar, just like the bottom edge, is in garter stitch and crowns the garment ending in an i-cord bind off.

Interweave / Harper Point Photography

The tunic is knitted in madelinetosh, Tosh DK, a hand-dyed merino wool with crisp stitch definition, in a divine medium grey called Tern. The yarn comes in 100 gram skeins with 205 meters/225 yards and knits with a gauge of 20 stitches and 30 rows in stocking stitch to 10 cm/4″ square.

Interweave / Harper Point Photography

The sample is knitted in size 105.5 cm/41.5″ (third size) bust circumference and modelled with 18.5 cm/7.25″ of positive ease on the model. The tunic is graded into 6 sizes with a bust circumference from 85 to 136 cm/33.5 to 53.5″. The back is one cable pattern repeat longer than the front, 11 cm/4.25″.

Interweave / Harper Point Photography

The intricate cables are fun to knit in a mixture of rib and garter stitch that moves across both the front and the back of the tunic. I found their volume and texture too much for the sleeves and opted for a garter stitch panel on the center of the sleeve since I do love texture. As you might know I also get easily bored working just in stocking stitch.

Interweave / Harper Point Photography

The gorgeous photos are taken by Harper Point Photography, while the photo styling is by Tina Gill and Hair & Makeup is by Janie Rocek. Thank you to editor Meghan Babin and the Interweave team for accepting yet another of my designs!

Interweave / Harper Point Photography

knit.wear Spring/Summer 2017 is available in both a digital and a print edition. This large issue also includes 4 of the designs from the Wool Studio volume 1 digital magazine, including the popular Hyannis Port Pullover by Bristol Ivy.


Newly Released Norwegian Patterns

Nora Genser COVERI have just released 4 of my patterns in Norwegian: Nora Sweater/Nora Genser, Tyrol Jacket/Tyrol Jakke, Regal Purple Jacket/Kongelig Lilla Jakke and Lace Ridge Top/Hullkant Topp on Ravelry and on Loveknitting (shortly). All were first published in Norwegian in Familien Håndarbeid, a special edition in March 2014. Beautifully modeled on dancer Francesca Golfetto and brilliantly photographed by Kim Müller. The patterns have been tech edited and test knitted prior to their release on Ravelry, and they all include detailed schematics, video links and charts. The Nora Sweater, available in sizes S to XL, is knitted in BC Garn, Semilla Fino an ecological 4-ply/fingering yarn using 3 mm/US 2.5, can be knitted with puffed sleeves or with set-in sleeves. It is knitted in the round to the armhole, then flat to the end.

A mélange taupe in a delicate fingering weight yarn was chosen for this slightly fitted stylish cable sweater with a shawl collar. I chose a Missoni shaped puffed sleeve for a modern twist but you can chose a set in sleeve option if you prefer. A voluptuous small cable encased by side cables, reverse stocking stitch and double seed stitch was the beginning of this design.

Tyrol Jakke COVERThe Tyrol Jacket, available in sizes S to XXL, is knitted flat in two different dyelots of the stunning hand dyed Tosh DK – a pure merino – using a 4 mm/US 6 needles: Inspired by the mélange soft pink color – not unlike the evening sky – and adorable Tyrol cables with their flower-bud shapes, I have designed an elegantly fitted jacket with a V-neck. The saddle sleeves allow the cables to flow all along the shoulder. A loose scarf with cables sewn into a tube works as a second shawl collar and adds textured volume.

Kongelig Lilla Jakke COVERThe Regal Purple Jacket, available in sizes S to 3XL, is knitted flat in the lovely Hifa Perle using a 3 mm/US 2.5 needles: This vibrant rich purple is regal to me. I choose a lace pattern called Flower Wave, which is half lace and half garter stitch, hence easy to memorize. The Regal Purple Jacket has an A-line shape with added garter stitches in the side for decreasing, short sleeves and a V-neck with a garter stitch then stocking stitch band. It is knitted flat, in a divine 4 ply/fingering cotton called Perle from Hifa, and then sewn together to give stability to the garment. Optional 3/4 length or long sleeves patterns are included in addition to a stripy stocking stitch cowl, knitted in the round and grafted together, to accentuate the lace pattern.

Hullkant Topp COVERThe Lace Ridge Top, available in sizes S to XXL, is knitted in the same Hifa Perle held double using a 4 mm/US 6: A casual, stretchy long sleeveless top in an open lace ridge pattern, with a boat neck and a high twisted rib over the hips. The top is easy to knit in the round. It is worked in a divine mercerized cotton from Hifa, called Perle which is held double to emphasize the structure of the lace pattern. The cable cowl accentuates the design and gives the top a more dressy look.


Tyrol Jacket Pattern Released

Tyrol Jacket COVERI am delighted to release the English pdf pattern of my Tyrol Jacket in my Ravelry store after completed test knitting, see; tyrol-jacket. The Norwegian pattern is available in print on Monday in the separate magazine called “Familien Håndarbeid”/The Family Handicrafts. Inspired by the mélange soft pink color – not unlike the evening sky – and adorable Tyrol cables with their flower-bud shapes, I have designed an elegantly fitted jacket with a V-neck. The saddle sleeves allow the cables to flow all along the shoulder. A loose scarf with cables sewn into a tube works as a second shawl collar and adds textured volume. The Tyrol Jacket is knitted in the hand dyed Tosh dk using 4 mm/US 6 in two different dye lots, the darker version chosen for the sleeves, ordered from Eat.Sleep.Knit. Brilliantly photographed by Kim Müller, modeled by stunning dancer Francesca Golfetto.

Sizes: S (M, L, XL, XXL)

Finished Measurements:
Jacket: Bust: 91 (98, 106, 116, 126) cm/35.75 (38.5, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)”
Waist: 72 (79, 87, 93, 113) cm/28.25 (31, 34.25, 36.5, 44.5)”
Hip: 91 (98, 106, 116, 126) cm/35.75 (38.5, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)”
Length: 54 (55, 56, 57, 58) cm/21.25 (21.75, 22, 22.5, 22.75)”
Sleeve length: 42 cm/16.5″
Scarf: Circumference: 20 cm/7.75″
Length: 130 cm/51.25″

Yarn: Tosh dk (100% merino wool, 206 m/225 yds, 100 g):

Jacket: 7 (7, 8 , 9, 10) skeins in Posy: 1257 (1428, 1560, 1728, 1900) m/1373 (1562, 1706, 1890, 2078) yds.                                                                                                                                Scarf: 2 skeins in Posy: 392 m/428 yds.

Yarn alternatives: Tabby Cat Fibre Arts, Merino DK Tabby, (100% merino, 225 m/246 yds, 100 g)
Drops Merino Extra Fine (100% wool, 105 m/115 yds, 50 g)
Fyberspates, Scrumptious DK (55% merino, 45% silk, 220 m/241 yds, 100 g)
Or another DK/8 ply.

Needles: 4 mm/US 6 straight needles. 4 mm/US 6 circular needle (80 cm/32″) for button band. Or size needed for gauge.

Notions: 10 buttons (13 mm/0.5″), 8 stitch markers, stitch holders and yarn needle.

Gauge: 25 sts and 30 rows in Tyrol Cable measures 10 cm/4″ square. 19 sts and 30 rows in garter stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square.

Notes: The cables are nipped together at the bottom so they continue through the hem. Each front is 1 cm wider than 1/2 the back, to achieve symmetry, usual in typical vintage garments. The scarf is worked flat and then joined into a tube. This jacket is like the Tyrolean jacket very fitted, please compare your waist measurements to the size you need and adjust if necessary, to make sure it will fit.