While I have been enjoying my Christmas holiday, test knitters have been completing their Iglu Ponchos. I am delighted to see all the different variations in colour, fade, length and width as well as modifications done to it. Iglu was made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in the lovely Sølje Pelsull and is available in kits in selected yarn stores and online. Both the Norwegian and English pattern is now available online on Ravelry and on Loveknitting. The poncho was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne at Ingierstrand Bad, back in May, worn by model Alexandria Eissinger with hair & makeup by Jens J. Wiker and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design.
Iglu is a lightweight poncho to live in, hence the Eskimo name Iglu, with a Celtic cable on center front and back. The poncho has sleeve parts in rib and a collar in garter stitch ending in a I-cord. It is beautifully knitted with shaped shoulders in the bouncy and lustrous Sølje Pelsull.
Iglu pattern is available in English and Norwegian (på norsk).
Size: One size
Bust: 194 cm/76.5”
Length: 72 cm/28.25”
Sleeve length: 32 cm/12.5”
Sleeve width bottom: 24 cm/9.5”
Sleeve width top: 32 cm/12.5”
Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Sølje Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 100 g, 350 m/383 yds). Sample is knitted in Light Red-Beige 652136.
5 skeins: 1712 m/1872 yds.
Yarn alternatives: Cascade 220 Sport (100% wool, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
Tosh Sock (100% wool, 100 g, 361 m/394 yds).
Berroco Cosma (60% alpaca, 30% wool, 10% silk, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
Or another Sport/5 ply or Fingering 4/ply yarn.
Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 cm/32” and 40 cm/16”).
3.5 mm/US 4 DPNs for sleeves.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (removable), cable needle, stitch holders and yarn needle.
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
42 sts in Celtic Cable measures 13 cm/5” across.
30 rows in Celtic Cable measures 10 cm/4” high.
Notes: The poncho is knitted in two parts, back and forth for the body, while the sleeves are knitted in the round in rib. There is a garter stitch band on each side of the body.
The poncho is knit with a loose gauge in a hairy yarn.
Yarn Kits are on sale from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.