White Mountain Ruana in Knits Winter 2018

I am so excited that my White Mountain Ruana has been given so much coverage in the newly released Interweave Knits Winter 2018. It introduces the theme North Country “Rustic winter knits made for warmth and worn with joy”. My ruana is described as follows: “Voluptuous, luxurious, and enveloping, the White Mountain Ruana is a chic layer perfect for winter wanderings. The overlapping fronts can be worn loose or closed with snap fasteners and an I-cord tie. An easy-to-knit allover ripple rib pattern gives this ruana an elegant texture; garter stitch on the collar offers contrast to the body.” The ruana is knitted in the lovely Shibui Knits Maai made of 70% Superbaby Alpaca, 30% Fine Merino with 160 meters/175 yds per 50 grams in a chainette construction in the shade Brick using a 4 mm/US 6.

Interweave / Harper Point

The ruana was submitted with the working title Leva: Old Norwegian for living as well as way of life. Wrap yourself in a comfortable, oversized blanket cardigan with low set 3/4 sleeve parts and a lovely shawl collar. The overlapping fronts can be worn loose or closed with snap fasteners at the lower part as well as an i-cord tie on the inside. An easy to knit all over zig zag pattern gives it a divine texture with a contrasting garter stitch pattern on the collar. The sleeve ends in an rib.

@ Interweave / Harper Point

The back and each front is worked from the bottom and up flat. A provisional cast on is replaced by an I-cord bind off, at the end. Stitches are cast-on for the width of the sleeve parts. The shoulders are shaped with short row shaping and bound off using a 3-needle bind off. The shawl collar is picked up and knitted at the end and worked with short row shaping, ending in an I-cord bind-off. The sleeve parts are identical for all sizes but the larger sizes end in a shorter rib that are picked up and knitted at the end. Two I-cords are made for a tie; one part is attached to the collar and the other to the inside seam. Three snap fasteners are sewed on along seam under arm on Right Front with the corresponding parts on the inside of the collar.

@ Interweave / Harper Point

I love the casual styling by Tina Gill with makeup & hair by Janie Rocek and photographed by Harper Point Photography in Colorado. The model is wearing the smalest size with a lower edge circumference of 151 cm/59.5″ and is a size 90 cm/35.5″ bust. The ruana pattern also includes 2 larger sizes with a lower edge circumference of 167.5 (184) cm/66 (72.5)”.

@ Interweave / Harper Point

Here is a detail of from the side showing the three-needle bind-off on the shoulder and the collar which ends in an I-cord bind-off.

@ Interweave / Harper Point

Finally a detailed photo of the front. Thank you so much, Interweave! The Interweave Knits Winter 2018 magazine is available both digitally or in print. In Norway you will find the printed magazine in the larger Narvesen, or order it from your local one.

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Wa Pattern Released

Do you remember the funny instagram video that Eivind Røhne made of me pinning the shawl together on stunning model Alexandria Eissinger? The one where it looks like I have ten thumbs, Alex is pulling faces and make up & hair artist Jens J. Wiker is spinning around us? Well I am happy to tell you that I have released the pattern for that shawl vest called Wa in English. It has been test knitted in my Ravelry group, so different versions of it can be seen on the pattern page. Wa is made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, knitted in the divine Tinde Pelsull in Lime and photographed at Ingierstrand Bad in late May. Here is my introduction to the pattern: A shawl turned into a vest with a back piece, named Wa; Eskimo for ”here it is”. A large Celtic Cable adorns the center with Round cables on each side and small framing cables, on both parts; the shawl and the back piece which is sewn onto main piece at the end. Wear it as a vest, a wrap or a generous shawl around your neck.

Size: One Size

Finished measurements:
Width: 50 cm/19.75”
Length: 156 cm/61.5”
Back piece: 60 cm/23.5” wide and 40 cm/15.75” long

Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Lime 2107; 7 skeins;
1716 m/1876 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…;
The Little Grey Sheep, Gotland DK (100% wool, 100 g, 230 m/259 yds)
https://www.thelittlegreysheep.co.uk/collections/gotland-dk
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 cm/32”).
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm/US E/4 (for seaming).

Notions: Stitch markers (removable), cable needle and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.
1 Round Cable 24 sts after blocking measures 7 cm/2.75” across.
1 Celtic Cable 34 sts after blocking measures 13 cm/5” across.

Notes: Shawl is knitted in one piece, and worked sideways. Back piece knitted separately and sewn onto center of shawl. You can adjust width by removing or adding cable repeats and/or adjust the number of side stitches in rib.

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Photoshoot at Ingierstrand Bad: Juul Cardigan

Finally, the last set of photos taken at our photoshoot in late May at Ingierstrand Bad of my Juul Cardigan made for Interweave Knits Winter 2017. The gorgeous model is Alexandria Eissinger, with hair & makeup by Jens J. Wiker and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo, is wearing it over Judith Bech’s wonderful skirt. Alex is captured brilliantly by photographer Eivind Røhne.

This is my introduction to Djuser Cardigan, the working title for the design: A reversible lace pattern reminiscent of the step pyramid of Djuser in Egypt, is the focus point of this straight cardigan with a generous cowl collar and cuffs made of tucks. A fake garter stitch seam add a bit of structure to this cardigan. The cowl collar can be worn loose behind the neck, folded once around the neck or twice in front or three times around the neck in a ballerina style hence perfect for a Winter Bride.

The cardigan is knitted in the lovely Jaggerspun Zephyr Lace 2/18 (50% tussah silk and 50% merino) held double for its crisp stitch definition, lusciousness and softness. It is knitted using 3.25 mm/US 3 needle with a gauge of 24 sts and 32 rows measures 10 cm/4” in Lace pattern with 2 strands of yarn held together.

The Juul Cardigan is worked from the bottom and up. The body is worked in one part to the armhole and then separated into 3 parts. I worked the sleeves in the round but the technical editor at Interweave suggests only working the tucks in the round and add a seam for stability to the sleeves. The extra long cowl is knitted separately in two parts and then joined together and sewn in place around the opening.

The sample is knitted in the third size, with a bust measurement of 104 cm/41″, worn with 20 cm/7.75″ of ease. So it came out looser than intended, the same with the sleeve length, that had to be pinned up during photography. The sleeve length has been adjusted in the pattern. The cardigan is available in six sizes. Here is the Interweave introduction to the cardigan:  “This unusual cardigan will draw every eye with its striking features. The tucked stitch cuffs and long attached loop collar add sophistication to the already beautiful lacework that adorns the back and sleeves.”

The Juul Cardigan will soon be available in my Ravelry store. At the moment it is available as an individual download  pattern or as part of the Interweave Knits Winter 2017 magazine available both digitally or in print. In Norway you will find the printed magazine in the larger Narvesen, or order it from your local one.

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Rørbye Cardigan Again

Next out is the Rørbye Cardigan made for knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 modelled by me and photographed by my husband in mid April at the Boat Café in Ørje. Rørbye Cardigan was submitted as Anuri: In a contemporary style with provocative visual lines – created by the sideways knitted cable panel to make a waterfall bottom – is this long cardigan. The body is all in stockinette stitch to offset the cables. Eventhe sleeve has a cable panel knitted sideways as a cuff. Anuri is Eskimo for wind, just as this long cardigan will blow around you.
The sample is knitted in Dale Garn Eco Wool made of 70% wool, 30% alpaca, 112 meters/122 yards per 50 g skein in 1233 grey green knitted using 4 mm/US 6. The cardigan shown is the second size and measures 46.5 cm/18.25″ back width. The smallest size has a back width of 44 cm/17.25″ and the largest 64.5 cm/25.5″, and there are three sizes in between. Above you see the collar worn flat with the interfacing in rib shown, while it is folded over as intended in the top photo.

The reversible cable is from Norah Gaughan’s excellent Knitted Cable Sourcebook. The back view shows 3 cables at the bottom and one at the top of the lower body. It does take a second to distinguish the single cable in the panel with the three. The cable is worked in rib and not as difficult to knit as it looks. Here you see me using a shawl pin to close the cardigan in the side.

The lower body of this cardigan is worked from side to side. The upper body is worked back and forth in one piece from the pick-up on the lower body to the underarm, then the upper fronts and back are worked separately. The sleeve cuffs are worked from side to side, then the sleeve is worked in the round to the underarm. The collar is worked back and forth in two pieces.

The knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 is available in a digital edition and in a print edition. In Norway you can soon buy the magazine at the larger Narvesen kiosks or ask your local one to order it for you.

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Eira Pullover Again

Yes, I know you have seen the Eira Pullover already, but you have not seen these photos taken by my husband in mid April at the Boat Café in Ørje. I am trying to look relaxed and warm but I was freezing even when I was wearing the Rørbye Cardigan on top. The Eira Pullover was made for knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 and knitted in the wonderful The Fibre Co. Cumbria using a 4 mm/US 6 needle. Cumbria is made of 60% merino wool, 30% brown mash wool, 10% mohair, with 218 meters/238 yards per 100 gram skeins in the shade Scafell Pike. The gauge is 23 stitches and 28 rows in Moss stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square.

The working title was Kanik when I submitted it to the Winter Whites theme with the following description: A visually striking pullover that is both chic and comfortable, named Kanik; Eskimo for snowflake after the intricate center cable. The stunning cable adorns the center front and back and is framed by a braid on each side. While Seed stitch fills the background in the sides to allow the cables to shine, on this straight sweater. A saddle shoulder allows the staghorn sleeve cable to continue all the way to the neck.

The sample is made in the smallest size with a 81 cm/32″ bust circumference and it is worn with zero ease. The largest size has a bust circumference of  123 cm/48.5″, and there are four sizes in between.The pullover is knitted flat and seamed in order to give it the best shape and support. Only the collar is worked in the round. Eira Pullover was the pattern of the week at the Interweave blog and here is what Assistant Editor of Knits, Gus Baxter writes: “Linda Marveng’s Eira Pullover from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 is a study in knitting cables. This project combines 3 wide cables, 2 narrow cables, and moss stitch. An eye-catching cable featuring wide arches, knots, and small braids dominates the center panel. Then columns of large staghorn cables flank the central panel and decorate the saddle sleeves: stitches undulate from the inside to the outside in an antler motif. Moss stitch, a classic complement to cabled designs, covers the sides and sleeves. Eira Pullover has the same patterning on front and back; it’s worked in pieces and seamed.”

The knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 is available in a digital edition and in a print edition. In Norway you can soon buy the magazine at the larger Narvesen kiosks or ask your local one to order it for you.

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Behind the Scenes: Photoshoot at Bøler Church

Our photoshoot day, last Wednesday, had a grey start but it cleared and the sun came out in the afternoon. Michael and I picked up the gorgeous model Emma Ross – Em for short – at her hotel in Oslo, before we drove to Bøler suburb and the church. Em flew in from Manchester in the United Kingdom the day before and we were excited to meet her. Bøler Kirke is a community church by HBA Arkitekter completed in 2011. See more photos here:  www.bygg.no. Photographer Eivind Røhne came as we were unpacking the car and meet the parish priest Dag Auli. We were given not only one room for lunch and our luggage but also a separate one for makeup with even larger windows towards the forest. We were given access to every part of the church, except for the Church Hall during the funeral at midday and given a tour of the church. Eivind and I did go all 121 steps to the top of the Bell Tower and had a lovely view of the nearby lake Østensjøvannet, but the platform at the top was tiny and the long drop to the ground made us both dizzy. The makeup & hair artist Sissel Fylling with her assistant Nora arrived and were introduced to Em. Yes, she needed a haircut (read: as we have come to expect) and we did not need to convince Em to accept. While Sissel and Nora set to work on Em’s hair and then makeup, I prepared the rail with the clothes and went on another tour with Eivind & Michael to locate locations. There were 3 backdrops we immediately wanted: The entrance area to the Church hall with its light concrete walls, the rusty cor-ten wall panel and the chapel courtyard. Michael has taken all these wonderful photos. Above is the entrance area and you see Sissel and me at work, while Em is checking out the biblical text written about the entrance to the Church Hall. She is wearing 1 of the 7 new designs, a long cardigan made in the lovely Di Gilpin’s Lalland Lambswool yarn with a unique twist.

Jewellery designer Kaja Gjedebo who lives at Bøler, came on her bicycle with a large selection for me to choose from. Yes, I did pick some of her new statement pieces and some old favourites. Kaja knows this community church well and could tell us about some of the events that take place here. It is one of the few churches with a licence to serve alcohol in connection with the concerts and other events organised at the church. Above you see Em covered in a felted wooly blanket (see Røros Tweed) to keep warm, as Eivind is checking the light and his flash. Yes, we have several of those blankets. Under she is wearing 1 of 3 designs that needed new photos: Autumn Symphony knitted in Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Ask-Hifa 2. On our agenda was to photograph a total of 10 garments during the day.Here you see Eivind in action photographing 1 of the 4 new designs for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in the courtyard next to the chapel. Yes, it was a cold day so Em did want that blanket. We started by photographing here as the funeral was going ahead in the Church Hall. After photographing the 4 garments made for Hillesvåg, we needed to get warm and decided to have lunch. I had checked catering but since we were only 7, we bought lunch from a coffee shop in the city center and brought a selections of drinks & fruit with us. As always we had plenty of fun and discussed postures for Em to test out. Both Sissel and I popped into a number of Eivind’s shoots to correct or adjust her hair, makeup or outfit. I love this shoot of Eivind explaining. Em is wearing the Bowery Tunic, one of the designs returned from Interweave, I had to photograph again before I can release it with new photos after the rights have reverted to me. The design was made for knit.wear Spring/Summer 2017. The high ceiling, the light concrete and the full height windows gave this entrance area a sacral light. The impressive lighting is even found in the corridor at the side of the Church Hall as well as inside the Hall itself.

I also wanted to show you half of the church seen from the car park towards the chapel and the courtyard behind it. The tower is the Light Tower and not the Bell Tower which is at the opposite end. We are standing in front of the opposite rusty cor-ten wall panel with the name carved into it. This is also were we ended our photoshoot. The priest came in and asked how it was going on all our locations. We had a brilliant day! Thank you! Now, I am trying to choose photos from Eivind’s selection and trying to finish those patterns…

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Strikkehelgen in Stavanger

@ Anja Præsttun Smith

I spent last weekend in Stavanger, holding workshops for Strikk og Drikk/Knit and Drink. It was a fabulous opportunity to catch up with American designer Nancy Merchant, Danish Designers Vithard VillumsenVivian Høxbro and Helle Slente as well as Norwegian designer Tove Fevang with husband Photographer Geir Arnesen and knitters I know at Clarion Hotel.

@ Anja Præsttun Smith

This is the 4th time the weekend is organised and the 4th time I take part, but this time I was staying with former editor, now Marketing and Information Manager at House of Yarn, Mary-Ann Astrup in her new house – think New York Pent House meets 5-star Hotel and you get the idea of her cool house. Yes, I will be back very soon!

@ Hanne Haugen

In the market hall & not to forget the knitting café, in the basement at Clarion Hotel, there were lots of temptations like buttons from Birthe Sahl – I wanted many but could not decide on colour and bought none – lovely yarns, amazing felted dresses with recycled knitted bodices or sleeves from 2jinter, books and magazines. My haul was quite small and I only bought a copy of the magazine Laine. Above you see me caught in action – with the copy in my hand – at the stand God som ull captured by designer Hanne Haugen I am wearing my Yellow Gold Pullover yet again.

@ Geir Arnesen

One of the design competitions this year was make your Stavangervotten 2017/ Stavanger Mittens. Judge was Tove Fevang, in the center in the photo above. Below is a photo from the top floor of the Clarion Hotel. The market hall was in the basement, so Geir took the lift to the top and took this photo of the city center.

@ Geir Arnesen

During the weekend I held 3 workshops and was delighted that they were all fully booked with some knitters I knew from my previous trips to Stavanger.

@ Anja Præsttun Smith

The Strikkefest on Saturday night was at the hotel and we were quickly separated into groups in preparation for the Knitting Bingo. First we could sign our names to the statement that rang true and some where easy like “I have met Arne & Carlos” for instance who had a number of takers, while “I have been married 4 times” only had 1 taker. Then the bingo started. Above you see me having a laugh together with Tone Cecilie Nystrøm, aka ToneCecilie on Ravelry or just TC. She is a perfect test knitter, now studying to specialise in teaching maths. The photographer is my previous host, Anja Præsttun Smith, aka anjapanja on Ravelry.

@ Anja Præsttun Smith

For the next game we had to select a chair woman for each group who had to get hold of the announced item in the shortest possible time. Alex prepared by removing her high heel shoes and was ready for a sprint. We threw: A measuring tape, a double pointed knitting needle and glasses to her. While she had a long run for the nearest hanger which she found one flight of stairs down. We cheered on her like the trouper she was. Our group came second and lost on item such as a bra. Yes, we did have lots of laughs as we were trying to prepare for the next item.

@ Geir Arnesen

On my way back to Sola Airport, we passed Madla and the Sverd i fjell/Swords in Rock monument where a lot of people were photographing the sunset. I was on the airport bus but luckily Geir photographed them earlier in the day with a posing swan in the foreground. As usual there were lot of events going on that I missed like the Strikkekino/Knitting Cinema and Levende Lydbok/Alive Audio Book and numerous talks by participating designers. And yet I had a lovely time! Thank you Strikk og Drikk and everyone I met!

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Embrae Cardigan Pattern Released

Today, I am at Bøler Kirke/ Church in Oslo having my next photoshoot. I am very excited and cannot wait to see my new designs come alive. But I will tell you a lot more about that later. In the meantime, here is another pattern I have released in English on Ravelry and on Loveknitting after a test knit in my group: Embrae. You can see longer versions, one version with beads and many versions in different colours on the pattern page on Ravelry. The sample knitted in the gorgeous hand dyed Anzula, Squishy was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne worn by Silje Andresen/Team Models with hair and makeup by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design at the National Museum – Architecture. Here is my introduction to the pattern:  Embrae, a fitted cardigan with a lace collar, is like a flowery embrace. A lacy leaf pattern adorns the sleeves and the back of the cardigan. The lattice at the center of the lace pattern continues on each side of it and covers the collar. The collar can be worn flat or overlapping and pinned together or folded.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Finished measurements:
Bust: 84 (91, 98, 106, 116, 126) cm/33 (35.75, 38.5, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)”
Waist: 74 (81, 88, 96, 106, 116) cm/29.25 (32, 34.75, 37.75, 41.75, 45.75)”
Hip: 84 (91, 98, 106, 116, 126) cm/33 (35.75, 38.5, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)”
Length: 54 (55, 56, 57, 58, 59) cm/21.25 (21.75, 22, 22,5, 22.75, 23,25)”
Sleeve length: 49 (50, 50, 50, 51, 51) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 19.75, 20, 20)”
Collar width: 11 cm/4.25”

Yarn: Anzula, Squishy (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 114 g, 352 m/385 yds). Sample is knitted in Iris.
3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins; 1031 (1126, 1221, 1327, 1464, 1601) m/1127 (1231, 1335, 1451, 1601, 1750) yds.
http://anzula.com/anzula/

Alternative Yarns: SweetGeorgia Yarns, CashLuxe Fine (70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon, 115 g, 366 m/400 yds).
http://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/shop/cashluxe-fine/
Plymouth Yarn, Reserve Fingering (70% superwash merino, 20% nylon, 10% cashmere, 100 g, 365 m/400 yds).
http://www.plymouthyarn.com/yarn/reserve-fingering-item-6…
Handmaiden Fine Yarn, Casbah Sock (81% superwash merino, 9% cashmere, 10% nylon, 115 g, 325 m/355 yds).
http://handmaiden.ca/product/casbah/

Needles: 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (80 cm/32” and 40 cm/16”) or straight needles.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders and yarn needle.

Gauge: 36-sts Leaf pattern measures 15 cm/6” across after blocking.
24 sts and 32 rows in Stockinette st measures 10 cm/4” square after blocking.
22 sts in Garland pattern measures 10.5 cm/4.25” across after blocking.

Notes: The cardigan is knitted flat in pieces and then seamed. There are two pattern repeats on the back and one on the sleeves. The collar is knitted at the same time as each front.

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Yellow Gold Pullover at Hadeland

When we went to Hadeland Glassverk and the Strikke 2017 festival, I wanted Michael to take a few photos of me wearing my Yellow Gold Pullover with the beautiful Randsfjorden in the background. It was a cold autumn day so I wore my loose Saqqara sleeves and shawl as well to keep warm. My hands easily get cold so the extra cuffs were perfect. Both designs were also worn for my workshop in Cable Knitting Master Class. Here is my introduction to the Yellow Gold Pullover: Elegant chain link cables framed by a welt pattern adorn this casual sweater. It is knitted straight from the bottom and up in parts with extra ease for comfort. Spindrift, a fine heathered wool was chosen for its lightness and color. The round neck makes it easy to wear over a crisp shirt or your favorite t-shirt.

The Yellow Gold Pullover is knitted in Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift in the lovely Scotch Broom shade using a 3.25 mm/US 3 and was first published in Interweave Knits Fall 2015.   The straight sweater is worked from the bottom and up in parts and then sewn together. The cables are gathered before the neck bind off to keep their volume. The pullover is available in sizes XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of  88 (95, 100, 110, 122, 132) cm/34.75 (37.5, 39.25, 43.25, 48, 52)”.The pattern is now also available in Norwegian from both Ravelry and Loveknitting. This weekend I am at the Strikkehelg 2017/Knitting Weekend in Stavanger. But I am also busy preparing for the next photoshoot on Wednesday in Oslo. I am crossing my fingers for a dry day without any rain! Much more on that later…

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Familien Strikketreff at Egmont

Another weekend, another knitting event, this time organised by the Norwegian magazine Familien held at their offices at Egmont at Nydalen in Oslo. This is the third time it is organised but the first time I was able to hold workshops here since it has coincided with Strikkehelgen in Stavanger. My workshop Smart Knitting Techniques was sold out in a day, so I was asked to hold a second one the same day. Both where overbooked and with more knitters wanting to join on the day. 135 women were attending the day at Egmont, where the day consisted of 2 presentations, strikkekino/knitting cinema, a small market hall, 2 different workshops and idea groups. Above you see the canteen filled with knitters.

I listened to Kari Hestnes’ presentation and she spotted me. I had to come up on the stage and was an example of a body type with a long back. That was fun! I also had the opportunity to talk to the following designers who had stand in the market area (read: reception): Sidsel Høivik, Kristin Wiola Ødegård, Vanja Blix Langsrud, May Britt Bjella Zamori, and Anne-Stine Thuve. I enjoyed talking to knitters I know and new ones I had not met before as well as the Familien crew.

Here is Wiolastrikk, aka Kristin Wiola Ødegård’s stand, with her last book cover: Lek med tradisjoner on display. She is at the back to the left talking to Kari.

All their special magazines were displayed in the meeting room area, where the workshop and the knitting cinema took place.

I was also photographed in action by event photographer Martine Kolstad during my workshop. I am demonstrating making a double hem using the cable cast on. I am wearing my design: Keya Shrug and Keya Scarf.Here is one of the knitters wearing the popular Wiolakofta designed by Kristin Wiola Ødegård, captured by photographer Martine Kolstad. If you are on Facebook you will find several video made on the day, on the Familien page here: familien.egmont. On Friday, I am flying to Stavanger, south west Norway for the next and last set of workshops this fall for Strikkehelgen i Stavanger. Maybe I will see you there?

 

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