I am thrilled to announce that my Cahal pattern – from my Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Collaboration – has been released in English, in addition to Norwegian, on Ravelry and on Loveknitting. A number of wonderful test knitters have helped me correct and improve the pattern as well as knitting their own versions of it. Cahal was modelled by Emma Ross, with hair and make up by Sissel Fylling in addition to jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, and brilliantly captured by Eivind Røhne at Bøler Kirke/Church last September.
Origami vest with reversible cables that folds into shape. Vents are made by leaving the seam open at the bottom. The horizontal seam draws a line across the shoulders ending in a curve at the armhole. You can wear the vest with both sides out by making a neat or flat seam. The name Cahal is Celtic for strong in battle.
Sizes: S (M/L, XL/2XL)
Bust: 106.5 (117, 127) cm/42 (46, 50)“
Length: 68.5 (73.5, 78.5) cm/27 (29, 31)”
Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Olive Green 2118; 5 (6, 7) skeins;
1230 (1400, 1570) m/1345 (1531, 1716) 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).
Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 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
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.
14-sts Lattice Cable measures 5 cm/2” across.
Notes: The vest is knitted in two parts. The front is a square, while the back has 30.5 cm/12” extra body length that folds to the front at each shoulder to form the upper front and the neck opening.