Eira Pullover Again

Yes, I know you have seen the Eira Pullover already, but you have not seen these photos taken by my husband in mid April at the Boat Café in Ørje. I am trying to look relaxed and warm but I was freezing even when I was wearing the Rørbye Cardigan on top. The Eira Pullover was made for knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 and knitted in the wonderful The Fibre Co. Cumbria using a 4 mm/US 6 needle. Cumbria is made of 60% merino wool, 30% brown mash wool, 10% mohair, with 218 meters/238 yards per 100 gram skeins in the shade Scafell Pike. The gauge is 23 stitches and 28 rows in Moss stitch measures 10 cm/4″ square.

The working title was Kanik when I submitted it to the Winter Whites theme with the following description: A visually striking pullover that is both chic and comfortable, named Kanik; Eskimo for snowflake after the intricate center cable. The stunning cable adorns the center front and back and is framed by a braid on each side. While Seed stitch fills the background in the sides to allow the cables to shine, on this straight sweater. A saddle shoulder allows the staghorn sleeve cable to continue all the way to the neck.

The sample is made in the smallest size with a 81 cm/32″ bust circumference and it is worn with zero ease. The largest size has a bust circumference of  123 cm/48.5″, and there are four sizes in between.The pullover is knitted flat and seamed in order to give it the best shape and support. Only the collar is worked in the round. Eira Pullover was the pattern of the week at the Interweave blog and here is what Assistant Editor of Knits, Gus Baxter writes: “Linda Marveng’s Eira Pullover from knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 is a study in knitting cables. This project combines 3 wide cables, 2 narrow cables, and moss stitch. An eye-catching cable featuring wide arches, knots, and small braids dominates the center panel. Then columns of large staghorn cables flank the central panel and decorate the saddle sleeves: stitches undulate from the inside to the outside in an antler motif. Moss stitch, a classic complement to cabled designs, covers the sides and sleeves. Eira Pullover has the same patterning on front and back; it’s worked in pieces and seamed.”

The knit.wear Fall/Winter 2017 is available in a digital edition and in a print edition. In Norway you can soon buy the magazine at the larger Narvesen kiosks or ask your local one to order it for you.

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