My Saga pattern in English has been out for awhile but I have not had time to announce it. After a successful test knit with many gorgeous versions of it, I released the pattern in the middle of August. Saga was designed for my Nordic Vintage series intended for Made by Me now; Familien Trend, and brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne at Hvalstrand Bad. The gorgeous model is Alexandria Eissinger/Pholk is wearing Saga over a stunning faux leather dress by Judith Bech and beautiful shoes by Monica Stålvang. Alexandria’s hair & make up was by Sissel Fylling. Here is the introduction to Saga: Inspired by the ancient sagas, I have designed a warm jacket with cross chain link cables that prepares you for the battle of the winter or for a cold Northern summer day. The jacket is straight and closed with three large bespoke buttons at the top, with cross chain link cables continuing across the saddle shoulders. The standing collar is a cable knitted separately and attached at the end. I knitted a second loose collar you can use as a belt if you prefer. The vivid melange color and lovely texture is created by holding Rowan Lima and Hifa Norsk Pelsull together.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) Belt/Extra Collar: one size
Finished Measurements: Bust: 86 (92, 98, 106, 116, 126) cm excl collar/33.75 (36.25, 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)” Sleevelength: 49 (50, 50, 51, 51, 52) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5)” Belt/Extra Collar width: 75 cm/29.5″, height: 13 cm/5″
Yarns: Hifa, Norsk Pelsull (100% pelt yarn, 100 g, 260 m/284 yds). Sample is knitted in shade Jeansblue 1117: 4.5 (5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5) skeins; 1092 (1196, 1300, 1404, 1560, 1716) m/1194 (1308, 1422, 1535, 1706, 1877) yds. http://www.ull.no/garn/ullgarn/norsk-pelsull. Rowan Yarns, Lima (8% merino, 84% baby alpaca, 8% nylon, 50 g, 110 m/120 yds). Sample is knitted in shade Amazon 879: 10 (11, 12, 13, 15 ,16) skeins; 1092 (1196, 1300, 1404, 1560, 1716) m/1194 (1308, 1422, 1535, 1706, 1877) yds. http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/lima. Belt/Extra Collar: Hifa, Norsk Pelsull: 1 skein; 156 m/170 yds. Rowan Yarns, Lima: 2 skeins; 156 m/170 yds. Note: Yarns are held together throughout.
Alternative Yarn for Norsk Pelsull: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g,133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light Or another DK/8 ply yarn to be held together with Rowan Lima. Or another Bulky/12 ply yarn held singularly.
Needles: 5.5 mm/US 9 circular needles (80 cm/32″ and 120 cm/48″ for collar). 5.5 mm/US 9 DPNs. Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: 2 Cable needles, 8 stitch markers, 5 stitch holders, 3 medium sized snap fastners for Belt/Extra Collar if preferred and yarn needle.
Gauge: 14 sts and 22 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4″ square. 14 sts and 22 rows in Double Seed st measures 10 cm/4″ square. Cable across 12 sts measures 5 cm/2″.
Notes: The body of the jacket is knitted flat, while the sleeves are worked in the round with increases in st st. Each cable has been gathered to keep its texture to the end. The Belt/Extra Collar is made in one size but can easily be adjusted to required length and with added snap fastners if desired.