Do you remember the funny instagram video that Eivind Røhne made of me pinning the shawl together on stunning model Alexandria Eissinger? The one where it looks like I have ten thumbs, Alex is pulling faces and make up & hair artist Jens J. Wiker is spinning around us? Well I am happy to tell you that I have released the pattern for that shawl vest called Wa in English. It has been test knitted in my Ravelry group, so different versions of it can be seen on the pattern page. Wa is made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, knitted in the divine Tinde Pelsull in Lime and photographed at Ingierstrand Bad in late May. Here is my introduction to the pattern: A shawl turned into a vest with a back piece, named Wa; Eskimo for ”here it is”. A large Celtic Cable adorns the center with Round cables on each side and small framing cables, on both parts; the shawl and the back piece which is sewn onto main piece at the end. Wear it as a vest, a wrap or a generous shawl around your neck.
Size: One Size
Width: 50 cm/19.75”
Length: 156 cm/61.5”
Back piece: 60 cm/23.5” wide and 40 cm/15.75” long
Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Lime 2107; 7 skeins;
1716 m/1876 yds.
Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light
Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds).
The Little Grey Sheep, Gotland DK (100% wool, 100 g, 230 m/259 yds)
Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds).
Or another DK/8 ply yarn.
Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 cm/32”).
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Crochet hook: 3.5 mm/US E/4 (for seaming).
Notions: Stitch markers (removable), cable needle and yarn needle.
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.
1 Round Cable 24 sts after blocking measures 7 cm/2.75” across.
1 Celtic Cable 34 sts after blocking measures 13 cm/5” across.
Notes: Shawl is knitted in one piece, and worked sideways. Back piece knitted separately and sewn onto center of shawl. You can adjust width by removing or adding cable repeats and/or adjust the number of side stitches in rib.