Which color do I want for a cowl and wrist warmers, I asked myself a few months back. The answer came instantly: Orange since it is so lovely together with black and other dark colors as well as giving a boost of energy on dark winter days. The new shade Tissington in Rowan Fine Tweed was just like a magnet pulling me in, and held together with melange Orange Ask from Hifa with its magnificent luster, I had made my ideal orange tweed. A 4 mm/US 6 needle was perfect and resulted in a dense Worsted/Aran gauge of 18 stitches and 26 rounds. A simple pattern would show off the tweed, so I choose the Curvy Checks which is fun to knit, and creates a lovely texture with hems in stockinette stitch that I decided to sew up at the end. Fortunately, my neighbor Karin Elise Placht offered to help me knit this set. Here it is beautifully worn by dancer Francesca Golfetto, stunningly styled by Line Sekkingstad and brilliantly photographed by Kim Müller. The Norwegian pattern will be printed in the separate magazine Strikkeboka by Familien in late August while the English pattern will be published in my Ravelry Store.
We had a fun day as you can see! My husband, assisting Kim, was also instructing Francesca how to pose and to reveal more of her perfectly toned body while Line and I just marveled looking at her. Next in this Familiens Strikkebok Photoshoot series is the Shawl Sleeves and that concludes the designs to be published in this magazine.