Photoshoot at Vigeland Museum: Canola

Next out in the series of designs photographed at the Vigeland Museum is the poncho I have designed for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. Named after Canola the Irish deity who ruled over music magic is this poncho with sideways cables at the bottom and on the high collar. The upper part is picked up and knitted from the lower cable panel and worked in stockinette stitch with shaping for the shoulders. The short sleeves in rib hold the poncho together. You can wear it with a belt or a shawl pin to gather it at the front or loose, just as you prefer. Model Emma Ross, with hair & makeup by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, wore the poncho beautifully, and photographer Eivind Røhne captured these brilliant pictures at the Vigeland Museum back in November.

I styled Canola with pencil pants and Benedetta high wedge boots from Monica Stålvang, to show off the oversized fit, and did also add a belt to the front. Canola comes in one size and has a 194 cm/76.5″ circumference and a 74.5 cm/29.25″ length, the sleeves which are worked separately are 32 cm/12.5″ long.

The sample is knitted in Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde pelt wool yarn made of 100% pelt wool with 260 meters/284 yards per 100 gram skein in the divine shade of Burgundy 2104, using 3.5 mm/US 4. The gauge used is 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch. 

The body is knitted in four parts with cables on bottom part and stockinette stitch on the upper part. A long circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. The sleeves are knitted in the round in rib.The collar is knitted separately using a provisional cast-on so that the ends can be grafted together. If you prefer to have the collar loose, pick up and knit stitches around the neck and work an I-cord bind-off.

The Norwegian pattern and yarn kit will be launched at “Fagstrikk (Knits trade fair)” in Oslo in April, while the English pattern will be test knitted in my Ravelry group beginning on 15th of April before its release.

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