Damara Pattern Released

The pattern rights to the five designs I made for the Norwegian book “Norsk Strikkedesign. Strikk din favoritt” has reverted to me and Damara is the first one I will present here. See my blogpost about the book here: Norsk strikkedesign. Strikk din-favoritt. Damara is knitted in the divine Tinde pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, just like the other four designs. The asymmetrical skirt can be worn as a poncho if you prefer. Above you see two of the new photos that were taken of the gorgeous Emma Ross with hair & make up by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, by Eivind Røhne at the Oslofjord Museum back in spring 2019. The pattern is available in English and Norwegian in my Ravelry store and will soon be available on LoveCrafts.

The book will be published in March by Trafalgar Square Books with the title “Knit Like a Norwegian” with my Cian Sweater and Cian Beret on the cover. For more information see here: www.trafalgarbooks.com. Available for pre-order with free world-wide delivery here: Book Depository.

Named after the fertility Goddess is this asymmetrical skirt with a seeded rib check pattern, that can also be worn as a poncho. The high waist in ribbing is loose so that the skirt can be worn around your hips or folded down, both with a belt to hold it up. Damara is knitted in pieces with a side seam in the divine Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Tinde. The ribbing is worked last so you can easily adjust it to your preference.

Sizes: XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL)
Shown in size Medium/Large
Skill level: Intermediate

Finished measurements:
Waist: Top band width: 70 (82, 94) cm/27.5 (32.25, 37)“
Hip width (before top band): 78 (92, 106) cm/31.5 (37, 43)”
Bottom width: 222 (240, 258) cm/88 (96, 104)“
Height (without top band): 55 (57, 59) cm/21.75 (22.5, 23.25)”
Top band height: 15 cm/6”

Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Burgundy; 4 (5, 6) skeins; 884 (1092, 1326) m/966 (1194, 1450) yds.
https://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/ullgarn/norsk-pel…

Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light
Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds).
http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk/spindrift-and-double…
Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 yds).
http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/rowan-tweed
Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds).
http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/subyarn.php?id=29
Or another DK/8 ply yarn.

Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (removable) and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.
21 sts and 30 rows in Seed rib check, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.
20 sts and 30 rows in rib, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.

Notes: The skirt is made in two pieces, top down with shaping for bottom.

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New Designs: Senna & Seneka

The idea for the Senna design came from my test knitter and patron Nivine who liked the diamond shaped cable I used for the Gyro dress and wanted a long cardigan with pockets in the  cable pattern. I thought this was a brilliant idea as the cable is fun to knit. Now what yarn should I use? I heard about the Neighborhood Fiber Co. Organic Studio Worsted in several podcast and was very keen to try it out. I found their vivid hand dyed colours inspiring and wanted to test the hard twist knits up, so I picked the Woodberry shade. I sent a request to the yarn company and wondered if they would sponsor yarn for a design and I had a long oversized cardigan in mind. The Neighboorhood Fiber Co. agreed to sponsor yarn for the cardigan.

Each sleeve and front has one cable repeat, while the back has four cable repeats at the center. I began knitting the sleeves, then the back and finally the fronts. What happened next is that I ran out of yarn less than halfway up the fronts and ordered more, this time enough to make a matching straight skirt to go with it. In the end I made the skirt with an a-line instead and had to undo my swatch to have enough yarn to finish it. Running out of yarn is a familiar issue, indeed!

In the mean time Neighborhood Fiber Co. had replaced worsted yarn base with an organic base and the yarn was only available in 4 ounces/113 gram skeins not 8 ounces/226 gram skeins, so I bought 6 more skeins to have enough… I used my first oversized cardigan Irpa as a template for the Senna pattern. The rib should be looser, hence I changed the stitch pattern for it. I liked the tuck as a transformer from one stitch pattern to the next. The stitch count is the same for the bottom pattern as for the cable pattern hence the tuck is not dead straight.

The gauge for both the cardigan – Senna – and the skirt – Seneka – is 20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch using a 4 mm/US 6 needle measures 10 cm/4″ square. I knitted both the cardigan and the skirt in size Small, but have graded both in sizes XS to 5XL. The bust measurement for the cardigan is from 102 to 191 cm/40.25 to 75.5″ with + 20-30 cm/8-11.75″ intended ease. The sample shown is 110 cm/43.25″ and I wearing it with + 22 cm/8.75″ ease, I stand 175 cm/5’8″ tall. The waist measurement on the skirt is from 76 to 132 cm/30 to 52″, while the hip measurement is from 86 to 156 cm/33.75 to 61.5″. I am wearing it with no ease on my hips.

Senna is a botanical name of Arabic origin meaning brightness and suited this long oversized cardigan with a deep v-neck and A-line shaping. Elaborate cables cover the center back, while only one single cable adornseach front and sleeve. A wavy tuck introduces the cables from the check rib bottom. Senna is knitted in the divine Neighborhood Fiber Co. Organic Studio Worsted with side pockets worked together with the front. Bespoke buttons act like small gems and highlight the beautiful hand dyed shade. Wear Senna with the matching Seneka; as a skirt or a poncho or a maxi hood.

The cardigan is knitted in pieces and seamed. The second part of the v-neck decreases on the fronts moves to the opposite side of the cable in order for the cable to continue to the shoulder. The two vertical side pockets are worked at the same time as the front with extra stitches for the pocket band, with the lining attached horizontally at the bottom and top of the pocket. 

Seneka, a nickname for Senna meaning brightness in Arabic. This is an A-line skirt with an elaborate cabled center that ends in a waistband; knitted like a hem in one piece with boot laces placed inside. Seneka is knitted in the divine Neighborhood Fiber Co. Organic Studio Worsted and can be worn as a skirt or a poncho or a maxi hood – all together with the matching Senna cardigan.

The skirt is knitted in pieces and seamed. If you want to adjust the length of the skirt, remove up to 8 cm/3.25″ or add an extra length before shaping the hip. The waist band is worked like a hem, with boot laces laid inside it before it is closed.

I made sure that all sizes have stockinette stitches in the sides of the skirt to avoid adding too much volume around your hips. Hence I did increase the number of cable repeats at the center for the different sizes.

The bespoke buttons are made by Siri Berrefjord and she has taken a number of brilliant photographs of them on the swatch, see the previous blogpost: Happy New Year! Welcome 2021!. A separate blog post is coming with all of those. You can also look forward to seeing this set worn by Olivia Lindtein during our photoshoot in November 2020.

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Happy New Year! Welcome 2021!

First I want to say “Takk for det gamle”/Thank you for the old one, as we say to each other when the new year approaches in Norway! It is a good custom, in my opinion to thank friends and family for making the year richer, and so much better. So thank you for following me this last year, and I wish you a happy and healthy new year! I hope it will be a peaceful year with the Corona virus under control. I also hope that it will be a year that bring you all lots of happiness and shared pleasures!

Above are photos of the swatch to my new Senna oversized cardigan photographed by Siri Berrefjord who made these stunning bespoke buttons on my request. The button design is based on the silver brooches used for the traditional folk costume, called “bunad” in Norwegian. Each button is moulded in plastic then painted with several layers. They are perfect on the cardigan knitted in the divine Neighborhood Fiber Co. Organic Studio Worsted yarn in the hand dyed shade Woodberry using a 4 mm/US 6 needle.

I wanted to share these photos as the summery colour and the jewellery like buttons symbolise hope of both better and lighter days to come!

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Happy Knitmas & Holidays, Merry Christmas

Christmas 2020, so unlike last year due to the Corona virus, yet it will be another Knitmas for me. The holidays always seem to sneak up on me and suddenly there are only days left until Tiny Little Christmas Eve; 22nd of December. Despite the fact that I have worked with Christmas patterns for the Norwegian magazine Familien since July, so my first Christmas greeting I received from the handicraft editor back then. No wonder I loose track, really. Just like the previous years Michael and I will be celebrating Christmas Eve with my brother and his family, as well as my mum, but this time keeping the required Corona distance in between us.

I will take some time off to relax between knitting and pattern writing, before my next pattern release on 1st of January 2021.

Above is the interior of the Arctic Cathedral, photographed by Michael during our holiday in Tromsø in Northern Norway back in July. “The fantastic glass mosaic on the eastern side was added in 1972. The glass mosaic is one of artist Victor Sparre’s most prominent works. It depicts God’s hand from which departs three rays of light: one through Jesus, one through a woman and one through a man”. Continues on the webpage to the Arctic Cathedral. Beneath you can see Michael outside the main entrance on the western side of the Cathedral. You can see more photos from our trip to Northern Norway here: Postcard from Northern Norway and Tromsø Architecture and – of course – Northern Norway Knit Photos.

Stay well and safe! I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Knitmas and Holidays!

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Photoshoot at Bøler Church May 2020: Bubala

I am so far behind in showing you photos from my previous photoshoot at Bøler Church back in May 2020. The next one I will show you is my design Bubala made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, worn by the gorgeous Olivia Lindtein, with hair & make-up by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, captured by Eivind Røhne. Bubala is knitted in the divine Sølje pelt wool yarn using a 3 mm/US 2.5 needle with a 24 stitches and 32 rows gauge in stockinette stitch per 10 cm/4″ square. The English pattern is available on Ravelry and the Norwegian will be added shortly. Yarn kits with either an English or a Norwegian pattern is available directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

I choose to style Bubala with a pair of pencil pants, a Wolford tube top and boots by Monica Stålvang. The v-neck was originally made to be worn at the front, but I must admit that I love how wonderful it looked when Olivia wore it at the back. See the photo below.

Named Bubala Yiddish for close to one’s heart is this cabled pullover with bobbles. A deep v-neck that can be worn on the front or on the back, split the cable into two single cables. The same single cable adorn the sleeve. Ribbing frame the cables in the sides and make the sweater figure hugging. The v-neck ends in an I-cord bind-off. Bubala is knitted in the bouncy Sølje pelt wool from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The bobble is made using a crochet hook with an extra fastening trick, see the video link in the pattern.

I have graded the pattern from sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 85 to 153 cm/33.5 to 60″. The intended ease is + 5-7 cm/2-2.75”, while the sample shown is 92 cm/36.25” and worn with + 9 cm/3.5” ease on Olivia.

Thank you to my team for these fantastic photos!

The test knitting has just ended and the pattern was released in English yesterday. I look forward to showing you some of the amazing versions that my test knitters made!

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Yaelle Knitted by Eva Perstorp

I am delighted to show you the stunning Yaelle version that Swedish test knitter Eva Perstorp made in Klippans Yllefabrik 2-trådiga ullgarn in spotted dark grey! Eva’s husband took all these fabulous photos of her wearing Yaelle in size Small with a bust circumference of 136 cm/53.5″. She writes on her project page: “Autumn here I come! I have shorten both back and front 6 cm because I’m not as tall as Linda. I’m knitting the arms in the round to get a feeling for the length. I really love the texture of this knit.”

Here is a side view with the pocket, knitted at the same time as you work the front. Under notes I have written: The two vertical side pockets are worked at the same time as the front with extra stitches for the pocket band, with the lining attached horizontally at the top and bottom of the pocket.

The first finished photo that Eva shared is this one, taken while she was out walking in the forest. Yaelle is knitted using 3.5 mm/US 4 needles and 3 mm/US 2.5 needles for the pocket linings with a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ square. I have graded the pattern from sizes XS to 5XL with bust circumferences of 128 to 192 cm/50.5 to 75.5″.

Eva tested it out with some of her other clothes in her wardrobe, here with a skirt and high heels. I love all these photos! Thank you so much for test knitting Yaelle for me, Eva! I also want to thank your husband for taking these brilliant photos! You will find Eva as evaperstorp on Ravelry and as eva_lundin on Instagram.

The Yaelle pattern is available in both English and Norwegian to download from Ravelry and from LoveCrafts. Yarn kits with either an English or a Norwegian pattern is available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. Here is my introduction to the pattern: Yaelle is a high-low pullover with an all over check pattern, swinging side panels and pockets. Named after Hebrew for the mountain goat, as it can take you everywhere. The pullover ends in a high loose turtle neck collar. Yaelle’s side panels are picked up and knitted after the side seams are done. The pockets are knitted at the same time as the front, including the pocket band and the lining. Wear Yaelle as you like; hanging loose or gathered with a belt or with a shawl pin at the front. The pullover is knitted in the pelt wool yarn Tinde with lustre from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

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Tweed Jacket in Familien Vinterstrikk 2020

I am so delighted to have my Tweed Jacket and Dewdrop Cowl set in the Norwegian special issue called Familien Vinterstrikk 2020, now for sale in Norway. The magazine has more than a 100 patterns including the cover design: “Fridas lange genser” by Kari Hestnes, knitted in Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Sølje pelt wool in five different colours. Yarn kits with a Norwegian pattern can be bought directly from Hillesvåg, see ull.no.

My Tweed Jacket is an old design, made for my Norwegian book “To rett, en vrang. Designstrikk” published by Cappelen Damm back in 2012. The jacket is knitted in another yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, the thin Alv kamgarn – available only on cones – held double to create a tightly woven look to it, using a 2.5 mmm/US 1.5 and 3 mm/US 2.5 needles. New photos were taken by Eivind Røhne of Emma Ross, with hair & make-up by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, standing in front of impressive cast iron dragon, a sample for the Vigeland Park Gates at the Vigeland Museum back in November 2018.

Em is wearing size S together with an amazing skirt designed by Judith Bech. The Tweed Jacket pattern is available in sizes S to XL with a bust/hip circumference of  90 (94, 98, 106) cm/35.5 (37, 38.5, 43)”.

A Tweed Jacket inspired by Christopher Kane’s elegant tweed version. My version has sleeves in stranded colourwork in stockinette stitch as a contrast to the tweed pattern made with slipped stitches on the body and a fitted waist. The tweed jacket has been given a vintage look, by using the fine Hillesvåg Alv kamgarn held double.

To add a bit of colour to the jacket I chose the Rose Red slightly thicker Huldra kamgarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and made a cowl & wrist warmer set called Dewdrop Cowl with a lace pattern to go with it. A cosy cowl is perfect for the Tweed Jacket. Use the leftover yarn and make a small cowl. Why not add a complimentary colour to the outfit and knit a larger cowl to wear over the small one together with wristwarmers. A stunning rose red cowl and wristwarmers complement the Tweed Jacket outfit.

Both the patterns: Tweed Jacket and Dewdrop Cowl are available in English in my Ravelry store. Familien Vinterstrikk 2020 magazine is available at selected news agents and super markets.

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Behind the Scenes: Photoshoot at Mortensrud Church November 2020

It was a dark and grey morning when we set off from Ørje to Mortensrud Church in Oslo on Friday 13th of November for our photoshoot. I had planned and booked Vardåsen Church in Asker, but due to stricter Corona restrictions they cancelled all arrangements including our photoshoot. Mortensrud Church, on the other hand, still have a few small events taking place and allowed us to have a photoshoot there. Model Olivia Lindtein was at the church, when we arrived. She had planned extra time this time as she was late last year, but so were we due to traffic chaos as a result of the extremely heavy snow. Photographer Eivind Røhne arrived next before Make-up and Hair Stylist Sissel Fylling turned up. Straight to work and it did not take long until Sissel asked Olivia if she could cut off about 7 cm/2.75″ of her hair at the back and shorten it around her face. Thankfully, Olivia agreed.

Eivind prepared his equipment, while I hang the new designs on the clothes rail, while Michael was making a Patreon Behind the Scenes Video. When I was done, Eivind and I had a walk around the church to decide which backdrops to use. We chose a couple of the same ones we used last November. Eivind suggested a small change to an old location and I went for three different backdrops. Three and not four since there was little good daylight due to the weather. Michael and Eivind moved the chairs so that we would have enough space to move around at the first backdrop.

I had eight new designs to be photographed, that I had finished a few days earlier, with a lot of help from sample knitters Grete Jenssen and Airin Hansen. In addition I chose two of my old designs, made for my Norwegian knitting book, “Fletteskjørt“/Cabled Skirt and “Japansk Vest“/Japanese Vest that I wanted new photos of. Four of those new designs are made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and I decided to have those photographed first. Above you can see both Eivind and Michael (read: photographer number two) in action, photographing Olivia wearing Kyi; a skirt made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. If you wonder, yes, I have taken the top three photos with my mobile phone.

I was wearing my Gyda, knitted in Ask, a pure wool from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.  When we left home, I was also wearing the lace cowl and the tweed belt that is part of the Gyda Cowl pattern, but since the heating was on in the church I had taken those accessories off. Above you see both Sissel and me adjusting Rym the ballet top that goes with Kyi the skirt on Olivia. Both are knitted in the new yarn called Vidde a mix of 50% Pelt wool and 50% Lambswool with 200 meters/220 yards on each 100 gram skeins using a 4.5 mm/US 7 needle.

I know I look very sceptical in this photo, but I did not feel it. My mascara is already under my eyes due to all the laughing. Sissel is quicker than me to adjust the clothing as well as the hair & make-up. So often her head ended up in one of Eivind’s photos, that we all had to laugh, you get the idea from the previous photo.

I love this photo of Olivia eating cake, she admitted that she always have extra space for cake. Just as last time I had ordered a delicious lunch with juices and smoothies from Eckers Café at Frogner in Oslo city center.

My mum lives at Mortensrud, only 5 minutes away from the church and she wanted to pop in to see us all in action. Sissel took this photo of us, standing in the staircase ready for the fifth design to be photographed just after our lunch. On the hanger is the Seneka skirt and a matching silk scarf I had brought.

Here is exactly what my mum and I could see of Olivia wearing the Cabled Skirt, taken at the very spot. We photographed the Seneka skirt next. I had not figured out how to use the silk scarf, but Sissel instantly knew that it should be in her hair. We both agreed that it softened the outfit and made it absolutely perfect.

Michael had a similar view to me, behind me in the staircase, so above you can see Olivia wearing Senna – cardigan – and Seneka – skirt here worn as a poncho – putting on those high healed shoes. Both are knitted in the divine hand dyed Neighborhood Fiber Co. Organic Studio Worsted yarn.

The last photo I will share is the view Sissel and I had of Olivia wearing Kaibara being photographed by Eivind upstairs on the narrow gantry. We were told off by Eivind for not standing straight enough. That meant that we were both in the photo. So we straightened up even further after we had stopped laughing. I had a wonderful day, which I am reliving as I select photos from the pdf that Eivind has sent me. Thank you to my magnificent team!

More photos of all the new designs are available for those of you with a Patreon membership, while some of them will be shown here later on. Michael is doing the last finishes on a Patreon only; Behind the Scenes Video.

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Adeline’s Cardigan in Interweave Knits Winter 2021

I am so honoured to have my design Adeline’s Cardigan on the cover of the Interweave Knits Winter 2021 issue. It is knitted in the divine Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande in the shade Turmeric using 4 mm/US 6 and 3.75 mm/US 5 needles with a 20 stitches and 29 rows gauge measuring 10 cm/4″ by me. These stunning photos are all taken by Molly Stevenson, while the clothes styling is done by Tina Gill, and fits the Gothic topic. The submission call stated that they were looking for designs inspired by Gothic literature and architecture. I chose Gothic inspired features such as the standing collar, fitted waist and grandiose peplum in two layers.

@ Interweave Knits / Molly Stevenson

Adeline’s Cardigan is a stunning feast for the eyes. The generous peplum is worked sideways in three pieces. Stitches are picked up from the top of the peplum, and the back and fronts are worked separately from the bottom up. Captivating cables abound in this piece for the adventurous knitter.

@ Interweave / Molly Stevenson

As usual, I designed this cardigan in pieces to be seamed together for the ultimate fit. The cabled peplum of this cardigan is worked sideways in pieces for the back and each front, then stitches are picked up on the wrong side for the moss-stitch peplum. Stitches are picked up along the opposite edge of the peplum for the back and each front, which are worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed. The cabled cuff on the sleeve is worked sideways, then stitches are picked up along the cuff for the sleeve, which ends in pleats.

@ Interweave Knits / Molly Stevenson

Adeline’s Cardigan is graded in 8 sizes from a Small to 5XL with a bust measurement of 86.5 cm/34.5″ to 153 cm/60.25″. You might recognise the cables, as I have used them before in my Cian design. I discovered them in Norah Gaughan’s inspiring Knitted Cable Sourcebook.

@ Interweave Knits / Molly Stevenson

The Interweave Knits Winter 2021 issue is available in a digital edition or print edition. In Norway you can buy the print issue at larger Narvesen stores or order it at your local one. I will show you the photos Michael took of me wearing this design, but if you do not want to wait, you can have a look here: Adeline’s Cardigan.

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Yaelle Pattern Released

I am so thrilled to release my Yaelle pattern in both English and Norwegian after a successful test knit. Yaelle is made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and knitted in the divine Tinde pelt wool yarn, using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle, in the Cognac shade. The cover shows model Olivia Lindtein wearing size S, with make-up & hair by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne at Bøler Church back in May. Yaelle is available in my Ravelry store in sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 128 to 192 cm/50.5 to 75.5″. On the pattern page you can see some of my test knitters’ fantastic results. Yaelle is also available as a yarn kit with either English or Norwegian pattern directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

Yaelle is a high-low pullover with an all over check pattern, swinging side panels and pockets. Named after Hebrew for the mountain goat, as it can take you everywhere. The pullover ends in a high loose turtle neck collar. Yaelle’s side panels are picked up and knitted after the side seams are done. The pockets are knitted at the same time as the front, including the pocket band and the lining. Wear Yaelle as you like; hanging loose or gathered with a belt or with a shawl pin at the front. The pullover is knitted in the pelt wool yarn Tinde with lustre from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Shown in size Small.
Skill level Experienced

Finished measurements:
Bust: 128 (136, 144, 152, 160 ,168, 176, 184, 192) cm/50.5 (53.5, 56.75, 59.75, 63, 66.25, 69.25, 72.5, 75.5)“
Bottom back width (including side panels): 106 (110, 114, 118, 122, 126, 130, 134, 138) cm/41.75 (43.25, 45, 46.5, 48, 49.5, 51.25, 52.72, 54.25)”
Back length: 76 (77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84) cm/30 (30.5, 30.75, 31.25, 31.5, 32, 32.75, 33.25)“
Front length: 56 (57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64) cm/22 (22.5, 22.75, 23.25, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 24.75, 25.25)”
Sleeve length: 48 (47, 46, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40) cm/19 (18.5, 18, 17.75, 17.25, 17, 16.5, 16.25, 15.75)“
Intended ease: + 46-56 cm/18-22”. Sample shown is 136 cm/53.5” and worn with + 53 cm/20.75” ease on model, who stands 167 cm/5’6” tall.

Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g).
Sample is knitted in Cognac 2103; 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) skeins; 1576 (1706, 1836, 1966, 2096, 2226, 2382, 2538, 2694) m/1724 (1866, 2008, 2150, 2292, 2434, 2605, 2776, 2946) yds.
https://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/ullgarn/norsk-pel…

Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light
Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds).
http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk/spindrift-and-double…
Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 yds).
http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/rowan-tweed
Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds).
http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/subyarn.php?id=29
Or another DK/8 ply yarn.

Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 and 60 cm/32 and 24”).
2 sets of 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (40 cm/16”) for pocket linings.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (removable), cable needle for pocket band, stitch holders and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st using 3.5 mm/US 4 measures 10 cm/4” square after blocking.
21 sts and 30 rows in Check pattern using 3.5 mm/US 4 measures 10 cm/4” square after blocking.

Notes: The pullover is worked back and forth in pieces from the bottom and up, then seamed. The side panel is picked up and knitted after the shoulder and side seams. The two vertical side pockets are worked at the same time as the front with extra stitches for the pocket band, with the lining attached horizontally at the top and bottom of the pocket. The collar is worked in the round. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large stitch number.

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