I am pleased to release the English pattern of Halli after the test knit in my Ravelry group. The pattern has been corrected and improved. It is available to buy on Ravelry and on Loveknitting. I have enjoyed seeing the different versions of Halli appear and look forward to seeing more completed. The sample was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne on the stunning Alexandria Eissinger/Nordic Model Agency, with hair & make up by Jens J. Wiker and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, on a sweltering day in June last year at Villa Malla by the Oslo fjord. The Norwegian pattern is only available as part of a yarn kit from selected yarn stores and directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. Here is the introduction to the pattern:
A sideways cardigan with a reverse textural pattern, and deep waterfall fronts. Each front and sleeve has two tucks at the end; one in reverse stockinette stitch and one in stockinette stitch. Choose if you prefer to leave the fronts hanging loose, pinned loosely together or draped across each other. Halli, comes from Old Norse and means rock. Perfect for the stitch pattern and symbolicly for becoming the rock in your wardrobe.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Bust (excl armholes and collars): 100 (107, 114, 124, 134, 144) cm/39.25 (42.25, 45, 48.75, 52.75, 56.75)”
Bottom width excl collars: 120 (129, 138, 152, 166, 180) cm/51 (54.75, 58.25, 63.75, 69.25, 74.75)”
Full width incl collars: 140 (149, 158, 172, 186, 200) cm/55 (58.75, 62.25, 67.75, 73.25, 78.75)”
Length (back): 76 (78, 80, 82, 84, 86) cm/30 (30.75, 31.5, 32.25, 33, 33.75)”
Sleeve length: 50 (51, 51, 52, 52, 52) cm/19.75 (20, 20, 20.5, 20.5, 20.5)”
Ease/size note: The cardigan is intended to be worn with extra ease at the front to create the waterfall effect. If you want less fabric to drape at the front, work a shorter front before the armhole on right front and after armhole on left front. If you prefer a shorter length on the body choose a smaller size when casting on, but work to the lengths given and the armhole for your correct size. Alexandria is wearing size S and is a clothes size European 34/UK 6/US 2.
Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Hifa Sølje (100% pelt yarn, 350 m/382 yds, 100 g). Sample is knitted in Lys Dongeriblå:
7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins; 2240 (2520, 2783, 3115, 3465, 3815) m/2449 (2755, 3043, 3406, 3789, 4172) yds. https://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/ullgarn/nyhet-solje-pelsullgarn/
Yarn alternatives: Cascade 220 Sport (100% wool, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
Tosh Sock (100% wool, 100 g, 361 m/394 yds).
Hand Maiden, Camelspin (70% silk, 30% camel, 100 g, 300 m/328 yds).
Berroco Cosma (60% alpaca, 30% wool, 10% silk, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
Or another Sport/5 ply or Fingering 4/ply yarn.
Needles: 2 sets 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needles (120 cm/47”).
3 mm/US 2.5 DPNs.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, crochet hook, waste yarn and yarn needle.
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
24 sts and 34 rows in Halli measures 10 cm/4” square.
Notes: The body is knitted sideways in one piece, from right front to first armhole, where it is split and worked in two parts until armhole is complete, and back is worked to second armhole, and finally left front. Right front begins with a provisional cast-on, which is later removed and replaced by an I-cord bind-off, while left front ends in an I-cord bind-off. The sleeve is knitted in the round to the armhole, then flat to final bind off. The fronts and the sleeves have two tucks; one in reverse stocking stitch and one in stocking stitch after each other at the beginning. The tucks are worked with 2 sets of circular needles held together, and with the magic loop method on the sleeves.