I am delighted to show you the last of the photos from our photos taken at the Vigeland Museum in November, they are of the Andaman Top first published in knit.wear Spring/Summer 2018. Eivind Røhne took these brilliant pictures of Emma Ross, with hair & makeup by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, wearing the top together with Judith Bech’s stunning skirt. It was my suggestion that Em hold onto and steer the the impressive cast iron dragon, a sample for the Vigeland Park Gates by Gustav Vigeland. Sissel did wonder what I had for lunch, coming up with that idea, as she wanted some of that inspiration too. But actually we had chosen exactly the same; a very delicious chicken burrito from Eckers which I had delivered, after reading that it was a “must visit lunch spot and coffee bar in Oslo” on the Little Scandinavian blog.
I knew I wanted to borrow Judith’s skirt for this top, and it made a lovely contrast to the photos Interweave took of the top with a white shirt and trousers. The Andaman Top will have you craving the intense hues of a Mediterranean summer. With a cropped straight front, the flowing back creates a stylish contrast with its dramatic length and curved hem. The three elegant lace panels running up the front and back of this stylish top have an Egyptian art deco feel, with curving lines and geometric figures.
Em is wearing size S, but the top is available in sizes XS to 2XL, with a bust circumference of 90 to 134.5 cm/35.5 to 53″. The Andaman Top is knitted in Tahki Stacy Charles Fine Yarns BioMerino which is made of 100% merino wool with 110 meters/120 yards on each ball, in the Cobalt shade using 4 mm/US 6 and a 20 stitches and 28 rows in stockinette stitch gauge.
This top is worked back and forth from the bottom and up in pieces and seamed. The lower back is shaped by short rows. During shaping, if there are not enough stitches to work an increase with its corresponding decrease, work the stitches of the partial lace pattern as they appear.
The English pattern will be available in my Ravelry Store later in March, will the Norwegian pattern will be printed in the magazine Familien at a later date.
I want to take my team for the fantastic day we had a the Vigeland Museum! Where are we going next, that is what I am pondering upon these days.