I am proud to show you the stunning photos of Oydis, Eivind Røhne took of gorgeous model Alexandria Eissinger wearing the Oydis Sweater and Cowl. The hair and make up artist is Sissel Fylling, who worked her magic yet again. The jewelry is by Kaja Gjedebo Design and complements the texture of the knitting as well as lifting the outfit to another level altogether. I will self publish Oydis in Norwegian on Ravelry at the end of February together with four other designs. The English pattern will be published after test knitting in my group beginning in March.
Here is my introduction to Oydis: A shadow diamond cable dominates this a-line sweater with a curved flattering hem. I-cords bands frame the bottom of the sweater, while garter stitches mark the sides and the round neckband. The sweater, with or without the cowl to dress it up, make the outfit ideal for the Goddess of good luck; Oydis. The body of the sweater is knitted flat, while the sleeves and the cowl, are knitted in the round. A fine tweed yarn is held together with an alpaca lace yarn, with a chain construction, to create a fabric with a beautiful stitch definition and a slight halo.
The chainette yarn Dreamline Soul from Du Store Alpakka (68% baby alpaca, 32% nylon, 25 g, 177 m/195 yds) is held together with Merino Tweed from Pickles (100% wool, 100 g, 380 m/415 yds). The Dreamline Soul yarn was kindly sponsored by Du Store Alpakka. The set is knitted using 4 mm/US 6 with a gauge of 20 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ square.
The body is worked flat, while the sleeves are worked in the round. The sleeves begin with making an I-cord and picking up stitches from the cord, but use a provisional cast on and then later work an I-cord bind off, as on the body, if you prefer. Each side has garter stitches as edging and the sleeves has a fake seam created with garter stitches.
The sweater comes in sizes XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 84 to 126 cm/33 to 49.5″, hip circumference of 98 to 140 cm/38.5 to 55″ and length from 74 to 79 cm/29.25 to 31″. The cowl is one size but can be adjusted in width by adding extra side stitches in garter and in length by removing or adding pattern repeats. The cowl is knitted in the round, and then the ends are joined using mattress stitches. But you could easily use a provisional cast-on and graft the stitches together instead.
This set has been the most popular design in this series so far, but it will be interesting to see if that changes as I keep showing you all the professional photos. I follow the number of favorites on my project page on Ravelry and you can too. Do find me and join my group on Ravelry, if you have not done so already.