I did promise to show you another of Katja’s projects and here it is; Andor Poncho or as she calls it “We own the night“. Very fitting indeed, when you look at these photos, I think! The poncho was designed for a Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk yarn kit with Tinde pelt wool yarn, but Katja, aka ekatja on Ravelry, test knitted the English pattern using the Norwegian yarn Gjestal Silja Superwash. As she wrote in her project notes it is a stash buster, with its large circumference and one size. Katja modified it to have a turtle neck, joined the sides and worked the resulting armhole bands with short rows. The turquoise poncho is photographed north of the Lofoten islands in Northern Norway where Katja lives. They are often listed as Best things to do in Norway. You might remember the stunning photos she took of her other project on my blog here: Check Cable Cardigan. I had to include one more photo, see below. Thank you so much, Katja!
The Norwegian pattern is only available as part of yarn kit from selected yarn stores in Norway or online directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk‘s website: www.ull.no, while the English pattern is available digitally on Ravelry and on Loveknitting (where it is on special offer during Indie June). Next up is another new design for – yes – Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, because their pelt yarn is wonderful to knit with and to wear!