Let me introduce you to Dawn, another very skilled knitter, who has test knitted a number of my designs, wearing her gorgeous Melva. The garment is knitted in Knit Picks Hawthorne Tonal Hand Paint in the shade Corvallis in size S using 2.75/US 2 needles. On her project page on Ravelry where she is Dawnadair, she has written: “I love the cable placement and the ribbing that allows the sweater to hug the curves without doing any waist shaping. I shortened the body length to 14.5” and the sleeves to 18” (although they ended up a bit longer because my gauge ended up being a little larger knitting flat)…I really enjoyed knitting this gorgeous sweater and love the end result!” It was on Ravelry we met, since she is far from local to me, Dawn actually lives outside of New York in the US. Like a number of mums out there, she also knits for her daughter Amanda, whom you will meet later.
Named after Melva, Celtic for ruler, a straight sweater with fancy cables at the top and the bottom. The intricate cable is fit for a ruler. Ribbing in the side makes the sweater figure-hugging, while the stockinette stitch center panel shows off the stunning hand dyed Stein Fine Wool 4ply from The Little Grey Sheep. The sleeve mirrors the body, but it is worked flat. The pattern is available on Ravelry in sizes XS to 2XL in both Norwegian and English.