My Check Cable Cardigan pattern will be published on Monday, in the latest issue, no 26, of the Norwegian magazine Familien/The Family. Photographer Geir Arnesen have taken these stunning photos of the cardigan. Unlike the photographs my husband took of me wearing it: check-cable-cardigan (read: my head is not as photogenic!) The stylist decided to show both belts I made for it: one in cables – less successful – and one in stocking stitch, knitted sideways and folded in two. I prefer the second but agree with the stylist that it does look good with both. Here is my introduction to the pattern: Curvy checks is a simple yet decorative stitch that is reversible so combined with wide collar in a rib and purl cable, my soft check cable cardigan was born. It has a generous straight fit, and is designed for you to feel comfortable, knitted in merino and cotton mixture for an ultimate stitch definition.
The cardigan is knitted in Lerke fra Dale Garn (52% fine merino, 48% Egyptian cotton, 50g/1.6 oz, 115 m/125 yds), which comes in a large selection of beautiful colours, using a 4 mm/US 6. See dalegarn. The Norwegian pattern is available: Size: S (M) L (XL) Finished Measurements: Bust: 102 (116) 130 (144) cm/ 40 (45½) 51 (56¾)” Length: 70 (70) 70 (70) cm/ 27½ (27½) 27½ (27½)” Upper arm: 50 (50) 50 (50) cm/ 19¾ (19¾) 19¾ (19¾)” Belt: width: 4 cm/1½” Belt: length: 195 cm/76″ cabled: 170 cm/67″
If you like my pattern and read Norwegian, you have yet another reason to buy the next issue of Familien, out on Monday, see familien. The English version of the pattern, together with the Norwegian version will be released as PDF’s when Familien’s copyright is released in a year. My next pattern however will be released in English later this week by Clotheshorse. To be continued.