Irpa Pattern Released

The test knit of the long oversized Irpa cardigan finished in January and the pattern in English, in addition to the Norwegian one, is now available from Ravelry and Loveknitting. My test knitters did a fantastic job making their own versions and you can see their results on the pattern page on Ravelry. Above is the gorgeous Emma Ross, with hair & makeup by Sissel Fylling, jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, wearing Irpa knitted in Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde, brilliantly captured by Eivind Røhne at the end of May last year at Villa Malla.

Irpa is Norse for dark brown and suited this long oversized cardigan with a v-neck and a slight shaping for waist. Pine cable cover the center back, while only one pattern repeat adorns the fronts and sleeve. A wide rib makes this casual jacket a perfect extra layer to the Sigyn dress.

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

Finished measurements:
Bust: 110 (118, 130, 142, 154) cm/43.25 (46.5, 51.25, 56, 60.75)“
Bottom width: 116 (124, 136, 148, 160) cm/45.75 (48.75, 53.5, 58.25, 63)”
Length: 78 (79, 80, 81, 82) cm/30.75 (31, 31.5, 32, 32.25)“
Sleeve length: 46 (46, 47, 47) cm/18 (18, 18.5, 18.5)”

Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Light Brown 2102; 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) skeins; 1638 (1820, 2002, 2184, 2366) m/1791 (1990, 2189, 2478) yds.
https://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/ullgarn/norsk-pel…

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).
http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk/spindrift-and-double…
Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 yds).
http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/rowan-tweed
Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds).
http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/subyarn.php?id=29
Or another DK/8 ply yarn.

Needles: 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle for rib and buttonband (2 sets of 80 cm/32 or 100 cm/38”)
3.5 mm/US 4 straight needle.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge

Notions: 11 buttons 20 mm/0.78”. Stitch markers (removable), cable needle and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st using 3.5 mmm/US 4 needle measures 10 cm/4” square, after blocking.
28-sts Pine Cable measures 10 cm/4” across.

Notes: The cardigan is knitted in pieces and seamed. The second part of the v-neck decreases on the fronts moves to the opposite side of the cable in order for the cable to continue to the shoulder.

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2 Responses to Irpa Pattern Released

  1. Gretchen (aka stashdragon) says:

    Stunning!

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