I am so thrilled that my design was accepted by Interweave Knits, and now it is live in the digital edition for Fall 2015. The printed issue will follow shortly, and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy from my local newsagent: Narvesen. I suggested using Brooklyn Tweed Loft for my Coachella Sweater but editor Lisa Shroyer already had a design in BT and suggested Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift instead. My Yellow Gold Pullover was born. Here is the introduction to it: “In the classic yet unusual Yellow Gold Pullover, bold chain-link cables are framed by welts. Worked from the bottom up in pieces with set-in sleeves, this fingering-weight sweater is lofty and rich in a heathered wool from Scotland. Linda Marveng.”
I am delighted with the photography by Harper Point Photography and loved the fact that they covered all the angles and took a detailed photograph of the neckline. The project team at Interweave impressed me with their attention to detail from day one to publishing. My design is in the Over and Yonder section with a total of 5 designs. 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 knitted in Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, a pure wool with 105 m/87 yards on 25 g skeins using a 3.25 mm/US 3. The yarn is distributed in the USA & Canada by Simply Shetland and can also be ordered directly from Jamieson’s of Shetland. The pullover is available in 6 sizes with a finished bust circumference of: 88 (95, 100, 110, 122, 132) cm /34.5 (37.5, 39.5, 43.5, 48, 52)”. Pullover shown measures 95 cm/37.5″, modeled with 9 cm/3.5″ positive ease. The cables are the same I used for my Saga Jacket, since I discovered that I wanted to continue working with them. They are made in three parts and require a second cable needle to work.
I decided to make a sporty pullover. A welt pattern was chosen as the background stitch pattern, ribbed bands with a tuck between the rib and the cable section, as a divider, both at the bottom of body and sleeves as well as at the neck. The sleeves can easily be worked in the round, but I found it quicker to work them flat with both on my needles at the same time.
At the end of my pattern, I am presented: “Linda Marveng is a Norwegian who loves to design feminine garments with the added texture that cables and lace knitting give. She studied art history and worked first for architecture firms in London, then for Rowan Yarns as a design consultant. She continues to design, proofread knitting books and magazines, translate patterns, and offer workshops.”