Sirona Pattern Published

I am thrilled to let you know that I have released the English version of my pattern Sirona after a completed test knit. I would like to thank my amazing test knitter for correcting and improving the pattern. You can see a number of their wonderful versions on Ravelry. Barbara Khouri made the schematic and tech edited the pattern for me. I am very grateful to designer Norah Gaughan – whom I met at Strik Bornholm in 2014 – for her assistance in finding a new technical editor. Now, we share the same technical editor, I am proud to say. In the photo above is the gorgeous Emma Ross with hair & makeup by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, all captured by photographer Eivind Røhne at Villa Malla in late May. The English pattern is available at Ravelry and Loveknitting, while the Norwegian pattern is printed in the special magazine Familien Høststrikk, on sale now.

Sirona is Celtic for Star Goddess, the name for this fitted pullover with an intricate central cable surrounded with smaller cables and double seed stitch. The round neckline needed a crown and was given an I-cord bind off decoration. Sirona is knitted in pieces in the divine The Fibre Co. Cumbria.

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

Finished Measurements:
Bust/hip: 86 (92, 100, 106, 116, 126) cm/33.75 (36.25, 39.25, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5)“
Waist: 76 (82, 90, 96, 106, 116) cm/30 (32.25, 35.5, 37.75, 41.75)”
Length: 61 (62, 63, 64, 65, 66) cm/24 (24.5, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5, 26)“
Sleeve length: 49 (50, 50, 51, 51, 52) cm/19.25 (19.75, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.50)”

Yarn: The Fibre Company, Cumbria Worsted (60% Merino Wool, 30% Brown Masham Wool, 10% Mohair, 100 g, 218 m/238 yds). Sample is knitted in St. Bees Beach:
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins: 1026 (1112, 1226, 1312, 1454, 1596) m/1122 (1216, 1341, 1435, 1590, 1745) yds.
https://www.thefibreco.com/product/cumbria/

Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 straight needles for rib.
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (40 cm/16”) for neckband.
4 mm/US 6 straight needles.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, cable needle and yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows in st st using 4 mm/US 6 measures 10 cm/4” square.
20 sts and 28 rows in Double seed st using 4 mm/US 6 measures 10 cm/4” square.
28-sts cable using 4 mm/US 6 measures 11 cm/4.25” wide.
8-sts cable using 4 mm/US 6 measures 3.5 cm/1.5” wide.
4-sts Right/Left small cable using 4 mm/US 6 measures 2 cm/0.75” wide.

Notes: The pullover is worked back and forth in pieces and seamed. The neckband is worked in the round. Stitches are picked up and knitted from the first round of the neckband for the I-cord bind off decoration.

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