Photoshoot at Villa Malla: Free Falling Pullover

Free Falling Pullover was first published in Interweave Knits Fall 2017 and the sample came back to me from Colorado in the US, early this spring, in time for my photoshoot at Villa Malla in late May. As always it suited model Emma Ross beautifully. I styled it with black pencil pants and Camilla Skovgaard shoes in black, in addition to Kaja Gjedebo’s stunning Queen Creole Earrings. We photographed this pullover after lunch, close to the gallery on the path to the beach. Villa Malla offers a delicious buffet lunch, which is perfect for us since we do not need to wait for the food, despite planning a bit beforehand when to have lunch (read: whenever Em gets hungry). Sissel Fylling always does a quick retouch of hair and makeup after lunch. So she did that while photographer Eivind Røhne moved his gear to the path with Michael’s help. I do have a brilliant team!

The Free Falling Pullover showcases unique and wandering cables, feminine shaping and casual appea. This fitted pullover has two travelling central cables, that are divided by seed stitch and framed by stockinette stitch on the sides. The boat neck is modified by the short-row shaping on the shoulder and ends in an i-cord bind off.

I knitted the pullover in Sugar Bush Yarns, Crisp – a lovely 100% superwash merino woo with 87 meters/95 yards on each 50 gram ball – using 4 mm/US 6 with a gauge of 20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitches measures 10 cm/4″ square.

The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. There are two mirrored cable panels on back and front but only one on the sleeve. Increases in to the center Seed stitch panel move the cable panels on the body towards the shoulders. Accompanying decreases are done in the stockinette sides, in addition to the extra waist shaping.

Em is wearing size S which measures 87.5 cm/34.5 cm around bust. The pullover is available in sizes XS to 2XL with bust circumferences of 77.5 to 128 cm/30.5 to 50.5″. The English pattern is coming very shortly to my Ravelry store and to Loveknitting, while the Norwegian pattern will be printed in the special magazine Høststrikk/Autum Knits published by Familien which will be available in Norway 24. September.

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