The test knitting of Var is completed and you can see the amazing results on the Ravelry pattern page. Thank you to my test knitters for correcting and improving the pattern. Var was designed for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, knitted in the lovely Tinde Pelsullgarn/pelt wool yarn. Above you see it brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne, gorgeously worn by Emma Ross with makeup & hair by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design at Villa Malla in late May. Yarn kits with Norwegian pattern are available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and selected yarn stores, while the Norwegian & English pattern is available to download from Ravelry and Loveknitting.
Pine cables play on the center of this oversized vest, named Var, Norse for beloved. The side panels – giving the vest a dropped shoulder appearance – are knitted sideways in broken rib and is divided from the cable pattern with a tuck as well as a reverse stocking stitch band. Var ends in an I-cord bind off around the shallow neck. The vest is knitted in the luscious pelt wool yarn Tinde from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.
Sizes: XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL)
Shown in size XS/S
Skill level: Experienced
Bust (with side panels): 156 (172, 188) cm/62 (68, 75)“
Length: 55 (57, 59) cm/21.75 (22.5, 23.25)”
Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Yellow 2119; 5 (5, 6) skeins; 1170 (1300, 1430) m/1280 (1422, 1564) yds.
Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light
Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds).
Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds).
Or another DK/8 ply yarn.
2 sets of 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (80 and 100 cm/32 and 40”) for rib and tuck.
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 cm/32”).
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (removable), cable needle, crochet hook for provisional cast on and yarn needle.
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.
28-sts Pine Cable measures 10 cm/4” across.
Notes: The vest is knitted in two parts, then the stitches are picked up along the side. Size M/L has a wider side panel but the same center panel as size XS/S. Size XL/2XL has a wider center panel with one extra cable repeat.