Photoshoot at Villa Malla: Vaga

Vaga, knitted in the sea green, Yew Tree shade of The Fibre Co. Cumbria Worsted, looked magnificent on modell Emma Ross, at our photoshoot at Villa Malla. As usual Sissel Fylling had to cut her hair, so it would look immaculate, before styling it and then doing Em’s make up. We did not raise an eyelid, since this is the norm, now. Em is also wearing statement silver jewellery I borrowed from designer Kaja Gjedebo. Photographer Eivind Røhne captured these magic moments on a sweltering day in May. I choose to style Vaga with a pair of brown ski looking pants and boots from Monica Stålvang in a very similar green tone.Named after the Celtic Goddess of the River Wye is this pullover with cables that runs over the body and sleeves. A saddle shoulder allows the swing cable to continue to the neck with its twisted rib ending. The pullover is slightly shaped for the waist and knitted in the gorgeous The Fibre Co. Cumbria Worsted.

Cumbria Worsted is made of 60% Merino wool, 30% brown Masham Wool and 10% Mohair, with 218 meters/238 yards on each 100 gram skeins. Vaga is knitted using 4 mm/US 6 needle and with a gauge of 20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch per 10 cm/4″ square. It was sample knitter Kristin Nygård, aka Quiltefeen on both Ravelry and Instagram, that made this in size S for me. Kristin knitted the pieces, while I crochet them together and knitted the neckband.

Vaga is scheduled for test knitting in my Ravelry group beginning on 9th July, before the English pattern will be released. The Norwegian pattern will be printed in a special magazine from Familien called Strikk, available in August.

The pattern has been graded from size XS to 2XL with a bust circumference from 84 cm to 126 cm/33 to 49.5″. Next design out in the photoshoot series is Sirona.

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