The first of four designs I made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk; the poncho Andor has been test knitted and released in English. You can see some of the finished versions here: Andor. The Norwegian pattern is only available in a yarn kit from selected yarn stores and online at Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. The poncho was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne at Villa Malla in June last year, worn by gorgeous model Alexandria Eissinger/Nordic Model Agency with hair and makeup by Jens J. Wiker, jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design. Here is my introduction: A trendy oversized poncho defined by its pairs of ornamental cables on each wide shoulder part. The stockinette center part is crowned by a high neck collar. The poncho has sidebands that can be closed with buttons. It is knitted flat in two parts with shoulder and neck shaping. Andor is the Norse element for Eagle and its wingspan appropriate for this poncho.
Size: One Size
Finished Measurements: Bust: 212 cm/83.5″. Length: 72 cm/28.25″
Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsullgarn (100% pelt yarn, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). Sample is knitted in Beige 1101. 8 skeins; 1898 m/2076 yds. http://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/ullgarn/norsk-pelsull/
Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds). http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk/spindrift-and-double-knitting-1-c.asp Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 yds). http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/rowan-tweed Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds). http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/subyarn.php?id=29 Or another DK/8 ply yarn.
Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (120 cm/48″). 4 mm/US 6 circular needle (60 cm/26″) for collar. Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: 4 buttons (20 mm/0.78″), stitch markers, stitch holders, cable needle and yarn needle.
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4″ square. 66-sts in Ornamental Cable Panel measures 25 cm/9.75″ across.
Notes: The poncho is knitted in two parts, back and forth. The large collar is picked up and knitted at the end, just as the sidebands. The shoulder is shaped with short-rows and then joined using a 3-needle bind-off. Each sideband has two buttonholes.