I am thrilled to show you the professional photos of Sulli worn by the gorgeous Alexandria Eissinger/Nordic Model Agency with hair & makeup by Jens J. Wiker and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, brilliantly captured by Eivind Røhne at Ingierstrand Bad in late May. Yes, Alex did swing that loop and added a dance for us to see, as I am sure you can imagine. I am not sure Eivind got that on film, but I am sure he will let me know if he does. Eivind did film a few other sequences you can see on Instagram. Sulli is part of the collection I have made in collaboration with Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. The Norwegian yarn kits will be launched at Oslo Design Fair at Lillestrøm 30. August to 2. September.
Suli is Eskimo for more, ideal for this cardigan with a loop collar that you can drape as you please, adorned with a lace pattern on center back, sleeve and collar. The loop collar can be worn loose, folded once behind the neck or twice in front or three times around the neck in a ballerina style. A fake garter stitch seam adds a bit of structure to this cardigan knitted in the beautiful Sølje pelt wool yarn.
I chose to style it with a pair of black pencil pants, a tube top and sculptural shoes by Camilla Skovgaard, to fit the rest of the Hillesvåg Collection. Alex managed well in the heat and Eivind kept the bikini-clad women, sunbathing nearby, out of the photos, I am pleased to say. It was also an easier than usual day for Michael who did not have to hold the reflector and have his shadow shown in the photos since Eivind had brought a huge reflector and weights to keep it steady.
Above you see the loop worn three times around the neck and how it pulls in the jacket. For a more casual style wear it with the loop once around the neck as in the second photo or crossed in front as in the third photo. The wonderful pelt yarn is firm enough to hold the layers of the loop collar together making it into a shawl like collar as in the second photo. You can play around with the loop and even pull it around your waist if you wanted to.
The cardigan was beautifully knitted by Airin Hansen, aka Teodor on Ravelry, using a 3 mm/US 2.5 needle and a gauge 24 stitches and 32 rows. Sølje comes in 30 beautiful colours, all with the natural blackness from the Norwegian Pelssau/Pelt Sheep wool. 3 of those are turquoise, this one is the light turquoise shade.The body is knitted in one piece to the armholes, then divided into 3 parts. The loop collar is knitted separately in two pieces, bound off on 3 needles and sewed on from the back neck, while the cast on edges are joined by mattress stitches. The sleeves are knitted in the round and set-in. The armhole is slightly larger on the fronts than the back in sizes L (XL and 2XL). If you choose to adjust the body length, remember to adjust the length of each part of the loop with the same removed/added length.
Here is the back with the dewdrop pattern covering most of it. You can also clearly see the fake seam stitches in garter stitch. The jacket is available in sizes XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 86 to 126 cm/33.75 to 49.5″. Alex is wearing size S with 8 cm/3.25″ positive ease. So am I in the photos taken by Michael here: New Design Sulli.
Capturing the colour, stitch detail, and jewellery in one photo, this is it. The jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design matches the stitch pattern: Abelia earring, Stijl ring and the large Ivy ring. The last ring was given to me by Kaja and is now on my finger, celebrating our collaboration! Thank you to my brilliant team!
The Norwegian pattern will only be available in the yarn kits to be launched in early September. While the English pattern will be test knitted in my Ravelry group, it is scheduled to start in beginning of January and will be released approximately 6 weeks later. Do join us. In the meantime I will show you more of the professional photos taken in May, you can take part in the test knit of Embrae beginning next week on Ravelry and keep enjoying your summer!