Sculpted Frost Jacket in Vårstrikk 2021

I am delighted to have my Sculpted Frost pattern in the special magazine called “Vårstrikk”/Spring Knits published by Familien and available in selected supermarkets and newsagents in Norway. On the cover of the magazine is the delicate “Sol jakke”/Sun Jacket designed by Trine Lise Høyseth. The magazine has a large number of patterns, mainly for women but also a few for men and children. We are seven individual Norwegian designers that have patterns in this issue.

My Sculpted Frost Jacket is on page 18 to 21. The design is old but the photos shown are the second set taken back in the spring of 2020, at Bøler Church. The gorgeous Olivia Lindtein, with hair & make-up by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, is brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne.

A beautiful frost flower lace pattern adorns this a-line jacket. The cuffed sleeves only have a central lattice panel, while the frost flowers reign on the body. The coat is framed by a shawl collar in garter stitch divided with a tuck and finished with an I-cord bind off. A vivid lilac color was made by combing the divine mélange lace weight Du Store Alpakka, Dreamline, Soul with the beautiful light fingering comb wool Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Huldra Kamgarn. Together they create a stunning stitch definition as well as a slight halo.

The 3 larger sizes have been given a garter st panel on either side of the Frost Flowers, feel free to change this to st st if you prefer. The body is worked flat in pieces, unlike the long sleeves which are worked in the round to the armhole. The hem and the tuck are worked with 2 sets of circular needles held together.

The jacket is knitted with a gauge of 20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch using both yarns held together measures 10 cm/4” square blocked. If you prefer to work the jacket with a solid strand choose a double knit or a worsted yarn with a good meterage/yardage.

The pattern is available in sizes XS to 2XL, with a bust measurement of 84 to 126 cm/33 to 49.5″ in English and Norwegian on both Ravelry and LoveCrafts.

If you live in Norway, you can also order the Vårstrikk magazine by sending a SMS with Vår21 to 2205.