Photoshoot at Bøler Church: Autumn Symphony

Last in the series from our photoshoot at Bøler Kirke/Church is the Autumn Symphony, an old design in three parts: jacket, belt and wrap. Named after the three beautiful colours I chose in Ask from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. The jacket is knitted in Melange farm red, the wrap in Melange Orange and the tweed belt in those two colours plus a melange dark terracotta. The set looked divine on model Emma Ross. Her hair & makeup was styled by Sissel Fylling and the jewellery is by Kaja Gjedebo Design. Photographer Eivind Røhne made sure Em was standing at the same spot so that the two letters “Bø” as in “Boo!” was visible at all times. We had such an enjoyable day, like we always do.

I choose to style the set with navy silk trouser, and thought the rusty cor-ten wall panel with Bøler Kirke carved into it worked perfectly as a matching background. In the photo above you see the set worn as initially intended, while the top photo shows how the belt can be worn as a second wrap. It can also be worn as a capelet around the shoulder, or be extended into a skirt if preferred.

Above you see the wrap worn as belt to make the jacket longer. In the pattern it comes in one size, but it can easily be adjusted by adding or removing pattern repeats. Both the belt and the jacket come in sizes S to 3XL. The jacket comes with a finished bust measurement of 92 to 137 cm/36.25 to 54″.

Leaves cover this A-lined jacket knitted in one piece with a false seam in a middle of the stocking stitch panel. The sleeves are knitted in the round with leaves up to the shaping where the lace pattern is changed to reverse stocking stitch. A belt in autumn coloured tweed lengthens the jacket and introduces the orange wrap. Or why not wear the wrap as a belt and opposite. Choose your three favorite colours, then make your outfit.

Here you see the v-neck of the jacket and how I choose to stop the lace pattern when the decreasing interrupted the lace pattern. To avoid the same issue in the sides, I decided to work the a-line side panel in stocking stitch. See the second to last photo.

The body is knitted in one piece to armholes, with a fake seam st in rev st st, then separated into three parts. The sleeves are knitted in the round. The leaf pattern is discontinued where the bind-off intereferes with it on the sleeves and the fronts. The wrap is worked in the round and can easily be adjusted by adding or removing pattern repeats. If your k3tog on the wrap is loose work k2tog and move resulting stitch back to left needle and pass next stitch over. The belt is worked flat.

The set is knitted using 3.5 mm/US 4 and 3 mm/US 2.5 for the button band. Ask from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk is made of 100% Norwegian wool with 315 meters/345 yards on each 100 gram skein. The gauge is 20 stitches and 28 rows in stocking stitch using 3.5 mm/US 4 needles.

The pattern is available in both English and Norwegian on Ravelry – where you can see a number of sets knitted in different colours – and on Loveknitting.

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