Bech Pattern Released

Bech COVERI released my Bech pattern in English last month on Ravelry, after a successful test knitting. Bech was one of the patterns in the Nordic Vintage series first published in Norwegian in Familien Trend published in February. The whole series was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne, gorgeously modeled by Alex Eissinger/Sweden Models with hair & make up by Sissel Fylling, and dresses byJudith Bech. Here is my introduction to the pattern: A stunning halterneck silk dress with a high waist and bare back, handprinted by Judith Bech made me want to design a shawl, loose sleeves and a matching belt to accessorize it. By combining a beautiful pure combed wool called Huldra Kamgarn from Hifa with the luscious Dreamline Soul from Du Store Alpakka, I found my rich yarn shade and texture. Use the shawl with a shawl collar around your neck, shoulders, bust or upside down, just as you prefer. The belt made of tucks can also be worn around your neck as knitted jewelry, tied or pinned together with a brooch.

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

Finished Measurements: Shawl:                                                                                      Length: 110 (119, 126) cm/43.25 (46.75, 49.5)”                                                                          Width excl collar: 22 (25.5, 29) cm/8.75 (10, 11.5)”                                                                      Width incl widest collar: 36 (39.5, 43) cm/14.25 (15.5, 17)”                                                    Loose sleeves:                                                                                                                           Cuff width: 25 (28, 32) cm/9.75 (11, 12.5)”                                                                                   Width at bottom: 22 (25, 29) cm/8.75 (9.75, 11.5)”                                                                Width at top: 32 (35, 39) cm/12.5 (13.75, 15.25)”                                                                       Sleeve length incl cuff: 50 cm/19.75″                                                                                             Belt:                                                                                                                                           Length: 72 (87, 102) cm/28.25 (34.25, 40.25)”                                                                                  Tie length: 50 cm/19.75″                                                                                                               Width: 10 cm/4″

Yarn: Hifa, Huldra Kamgarn 8,5/2 (100% combed wool, 200 g cone, 850 m/929 yds) Sample is knitted in Light redish grey http://www.ull.no/garn/maskinstrikkegarn/huldra-kamgarn-8-5-2-tykt. Du Store Alpakka, Dreamline, Soul (68% baby alpaca, 32% nylon, 25 g, 177 m/195 yds) Sample is knitted in Melange light grey DL203                                  http://www.dustorealpakka.com/garn-sortiment/?category=29                                       Shawl: 1 (1, 1) cone Huldra and 3 (4, 4) skeins of Soul; 460 (558, 656) m/503 (610, 714) yds of each yarn.                                                                                                                               Loose Sleeves: 1 (1, 1) cone Huldra and 3 (3, 3) skeins of Soul; 374 (414, 467) m/409 (453, 511) yds of each yarn.                                                                                                                    Belt: 1 (1, 1) cone Huldra and 2 (2, 3) skeins of Soul; 272 (314, 356) m/297 (343, 389) yds of each yarn.                                                                                                                                      Note: Yarns are held together throughout.

Needles:                                                                                                                                          2 sets of 4 mm/US 6 circular needles (80 cm/32″) for shawl and loose sleeves. 2 sets of 4 mm/US 6 circular needles (120 cm/48″) for belt. Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: 1 m/1 yard thin elastic cord (1.5 mm/0.059″) for loose sleeves, 2 stitch markers, stitch holders and yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows in st st using 1 strand of each yarn measures 10 cm/4″ square.  20 sts x 28 rows in Bech Lace using 1 strand of each yarn measures 10 cm/4″ square. 1 Bech Lace pattern repeat using 1 strand of each yarn measures 7 cm/2.75″ across.

 

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