New Design: Corra

I am thrilled to show you another new design, I have made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. This is the second of four new designs for them in the Spring 2019 collection, which will be launched in Norwegian at Fagstrikk/Trade Knits trade fair in April, while the English pattern will be test knitted beginning on the 18th March before its release. Corra is knitted in their divine Tinde pelt wool yarn in the blue turquoise colour 2129 – that Siret used for her Sirona – by my expert sample knitter Kristin Nygård, aka Quiltefeen on Ravelry and Instagram. Here is my introduction to Corra: Named after the Prophecy Goddess is this elaborate cabled pullover with slightly fitted waist. Two large cable panels are divided by a small cable that ends in a Henley neck, framed with an I-cord. Unlike the body the sleeves only have two small cables surrounded by stockinette stitch, so all the focus is on the body. Corra is knitted in pieces and seamed.

The stunning cable pattern is made by Polish designer Dorota Kowalczyk, aka Devorgilla on Ravelry. She also made the cable I used for the popular Prescott Pullover, and has a cable collection that is astonishing. The cable I chose was to wide to have on the sleeves so I chose a small back and front cable instead. I find the Henley neck flattering and decided I wanted a small cable in between the two pattern repeats on body. So that it could end in the v-neck at the front.

I am wearing size Small and photographed on our front terrace by Michael. The pattern is graded from size XS to 2XL with a bust circumference of 86 to 126 cm/33.75 to 49.5″. In the photo above, I was indicating to Michael how much to include in the photo. He did miss a small bit at either end. But never mind. The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The front has 2 pattern repeats before the v-neck part of the Henley neck begins, then 2,5 when the round neck begins, while the back has 3 pattern repeats.

Corra is knitted using 3.5 mm/US 4 with a 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch gauge. You will find more details on my project page on Ravelry. I have two more designs for Hillesvåg to show you.

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