Gaylia Pattern Released

The test knitting of Gaylia is coming to an end and I am very pleased to release the English pattern, available on Ravelry and on Loveknitting. The Norwegian pattern was published in the special magazine Familien Kreativ in March. The pullover was modelled by the beautiful Silje Andresen/Team Models, with hair and make-up by Sissel Fylling, and perfectly captured by photographer Eivind Røhne at at the National Museum – Architecture in Oslo at the end of November. Here is my introduction to the pattern. A textural cross cable adorns this a-line sweater with vents. The cable ends in two smaller cables that continue along each side of the v-neck. A check pattern that resembles playful cables adds texture to the sleeves. Gaylia is Norse for jovial, and perfect for this everyday sweater knitted in Dale Garn Pure Eco Wool.

Sizes:
Sweater:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Scarf: One size

Finished measurements:
Bust: 84 (90, 96, 106, 116, 126) cm/33 (35.5, 37.75, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)”
Hip: 98 (104, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm/38.5 (41, 43.25, 47.25, 51.25, 55)”
Length: 73 (74, 75, 76, 77, 78) cm/28.75 (29.25, 29.5, 30, 30.25, 30.75)”
Sleeve length: 49 (50, 50, 51, 51, 52) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5)”
Scarf: 20 cm/7.75” wide. 110 cm/43.25” long.

Yarn: Dale, Pure Eco Wool (70% wool, 30% alpaca, 50 g, 112 m/122 yds). Sample is knitted in Espresso 1207:
Sweater: 11 (12, 13, 14, 16, 18) skeins: 1131 (1243, 1355, 1541, 1727, 1913) m/1236 (1359, 1481, 1685, 1888, 2092) yds.
Scarf: 3 skeins; 282 m/308 yds.
http://dalegarn.no/garn/pure-eco-wool/

Alternative yarns: Lana Grossa, Cool Wool Alpaca (70% wool, 30% alpaca, 50 g, 140 m/153 yds).
https://www.lanagrossa-store.com/lana-grossa-yarns/wool-l…
Classic Elite Yarns, Arietta (80% merino wool, 20% yak, 50 g, 119 m/130 yds)
http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/product_page_detail.php?…

Needles: 4 mm/US 6 circular needles (80 cm/32”) or straight needles.
4 mm/US 6 DPNs for sleeves or use long circular needle and magic loop method.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Removable markers, stitch holders, cable needle and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
24-sts Cross Cable measures 8 cm/3.25” across.
21 sts and 30 rows in Check pattern measure 10 cm/4” square.

Notes: The front and back are worked back and forth while sleeves are worked in the round. Each side has a few garter stitches as a side band and the sleeve has a false seam made of garter stitch. Scarf is worked in two parts ending in garter stitches and then bound off using a 3-needle bind-off.

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