Orange Storm is the name of this divine shade in Acadia, a luxurious yarn mixture made of merino wool, alpaca and with silk noil from The Fibre Co. I was smitten and had to order it. Ena is the jacket I designed with the yarn, using some beautiful cables from Norah Gaughan’s brilliant Knitted Cable Sourcebook, and with bespoke buttons from Siri Berrefjord. Model Emma Ross with her flaming red hair made it look even more stunning through Eivind Røhne’s camera lens. With a little help from Sissel Fylling, who did her makeup & hair. As well as a gorgeous statement ring by Kaja Gjedebo Design. The pattern has now been test knitted in my Ravelry group, with some wonderful results. The English pattern is available on Ravelry and on Loveknitting, while the Norwegian pattern will be published in the magazine Familien at a later date.
Ena is Celtic for fiery. As you need to be passionate about cables to make this jacket. The woven cables lean towards the left and the right hence the spine has been accentuated with a twisted stitch at the center back and along front opening. Ribbing in the sides make the jacket appear casually fitted. The collar in rib can be worn open or closed and folded over. Ena is knitted in the rustic Acadia with silk noil from The Fibre Company.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Bust: 84 (92, 100, 108, 116, 124) cm/33 (36.25, 39.25, 42.5, 45.75, 48.75)“
Length: 73 (74, 75, 76, 77, 78) cm/28.75 (29.25, 29.5, 30, 30.25, 30.75)”
Sleeve length: 49 (50, 51, 51, 51, 51) cm/19.25 (19.75, 20, 20, 20, 20)“
Yarn: The Fibre Company, Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% alpaca, 20% silk, 50 g, 133 m/145 yds).
Sample is knitted in Orange Storm:
13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18) skeins; 1621 (1755, 1889, 2023, 2156, 2289) m/1772 (1919, 2065, 2212, 2357, 2503) yds.
4 mm/US 6 circular needle (80 cm/32”) or straight needles.
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 cm/32”) for buttonband.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: 12 buttons (18 mm/0.7”). Bespoke buttons on sample are made by Siri Berrefjord, firstname.lastname@example.org see http://epla.no/shops/sirisskattkammer/, cable needle, 8 Stitch markers, 4 stitch holders and yarn needle.
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st using 4 mm/US 6 measures 10 cm/4” square.
30-sts Left/Right Weave using 4 mm/US 6 measures 8 cm/3.25” across.
Notes: The jacket is made in pieces and seamed. The collar is picked up and knitted before the buttonband. The last buttonhole is on collar before fold over.