I am thrilled to show you some more stunning photos, this time it is Cavallo, another new design we photographed at National Museum – Architecture in Oslo at the end of November. I knew the colour would look divine on the gorgeous model Silje Andresen/Team Models and decided to style it with a pair of black pencil to show off the a-line shape and rounded hem. I left the makeup and hair styling in Sissel Fylling’s capable hands. Yes, she did have to cut Silje’s hair too. But photographer Eivind Røhne, my husband and I, have come to expect it and know we have to give Sissel that extra time. We all know who really is in charge on these photoshoots, and we love every minute of it.
A playful horseshoe cable adorns the body of this a-line sweater with a rounded hem. The Henley neck crowns the pullover and begins as a v-neck but ends a round neck, following the shape of the cable itself. The sleeves have been given symmetrical check patterns giving the appearance of cables. All parts ends in an I-cord bind off, and have garter stitches to mark the sides. Cavallo means horse in Italian and suits the horseshoe cable.
The pullover is knitted in the lovely Dale Pure Eco Wool and it was kindly sponsored by House of Yarn. Pure Eco Wool is made of 70% wool, 30% alpaca with a 112 meters/122 yards on each 50 gram ball and takes a 4 mm/US 6 needle with a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows to 10 cm/4″ square. Silje is also wearing beautiful Ivy hanging earrings in oxidized silver by Kaja Gjedebo Design.
I choose the second photo because I wanted to show the full length of the cable and the garter stitches on each side of the seam on the sleeves. All parts are worked back and forth, then seamed. Each side on all parts has a few garter stitches as a side band, as you can see clearly from the photo above. Silje is wearing size S. I have made the pattern in sizes XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 84 to 126 cm/33 to 49.5″.
The Norwegian pattern will be published in Familien Kreativ in March, while the English pattern will be released after test knitting in my Ravelry group beginning at the end of May. If you think Cavallo reminds you of one of my other designs, you are right. It is a further development of my popular pattern Oydis Sweater.