Barra Pattern Released

The last of the autumn 2017 designs made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk; Barra, has been test knitted and released. Thank you to my test knitters for correcting and improving the pattern. You can see three of the finished jackets on the pattern page, one has been made into a shorter version and more versions will come. The sample jacket was beautifully worn by Emma Ross, with makeup & hair by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, and captured by Eivind Røhne at Bøler Church last autumn.

Elaborate spear cables run like a spine on the back of this long jacket before they are moved towards the shoulder at the top. At the front one cable follow the line along the v-neck. The sleeve has a spear cable running around it at the bottom, before the upper part is knitted in the round in stockinette stitch. The a-line cardigan is named Barra – Celtic for spear.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Finished Measurements:
Bust: 84 (91, 98, 106, 116, 126) cm/33 (35.75, 38.5, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)“
Hip: 104 (112, 118, 126, 136, 146) cm/41 (44, 46.5, 49.5, 53.5, 57.5)”
Length: 79.5 cm/31.25”
Sleeve Length: 49 (50, 50, 51, 51, 52) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5)“

Yarn: Hillesvåg, Hifa Sølje (100% pelt yarn, 350 m/383 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Light Brown 2102:
4 (4.5, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6) skeins: 1360 (1470, 1555, 1665, 1803, 1941) m/1487 (1607, 1700, 1820, 1971, 2122) yds.
https://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/ullgarn/nyhet-sol…

Yarn alternatives: Cascade 220 Sport (100% wool, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-Cascade220Sport.htm
Tosh Sock (100% wool, 100 g, 361 m/394 yds).
http://madelinetosh.com/tosh-sock/
Berroco Cosma (60% alpaca, 30% wool, 10% silk, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-cosma
Or another Sport/5 ply or Fingering 4/ply yarn.

Needles:
3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (80 cm/32” and 40 cm/16”).
2.5 mm/US 1.5 circular needle (120 cm/48”) for frontband.
3 mm/US 2.5 DPNs.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: 10 buttons (15 mm/0.52”), stitch markers, stitch holders, cable needle and yarn needle.

Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows/rnds in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
Barra Cable (12-sts) measures 5.5 cm/2.25” across.
Barra Cable (50-rows) measures 14 cm/5.5” high.

Notes: The body is worked flat in pieces, unlike the long sleeves which are worked in the round after the sideways cable panel cuff to the armhole. Stitches are picked up along right side of the cuff for the top sleeve.

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