Maria found my Tyrol Jacket on Ravelry, just as I announced the English test knit of it back in October 2013. I am delighted that she joined. Maria is a keen knitter, sewer and now also a designer as well as a Rowan Ambassador. She decided to knit the Tyrol Jacket in hand-dyed pink Tabbycat Yarns, Merino DK Tabby and had her yarn especially dyed for her. Here is what Maria, aka westie99 on Ravelry, has written on her project page about the yarn: “It is a pleasure to knit with this yarn, it has such a good stitch-definition and the colours are tasteful and beautiful: powder shades with rosé-powder and shades of rosepinks, now and then flecks or spots of peony pink.” Maria knitted size Medium – using a 4 mm/US 6 – with less waist shaping and worked the sleeve increases one stitch further in, and has written a number of advices for how to finish it neatly with accompanying photos. I recommend you take a look on her project page to admire her projects, her gorgeous flower photos and to spot her cute dog Nigel! Thank you so much, Maria!
Above is one of her lovely detailed photos of the cables. The Tyrol Jacket sample was knitted in another hand-dyed yarn: Tosh DK and first published in Norwegian in Familien Håndarbeid in March 2014. The pattern is now available in both English and Norwegian on Ravelry and on Loveknitting.