Georgette, from Canada, is one of my skilled test knitters who took part in the test knit of Sigyn and made this beautiful version of it. The dress is not fitted but figure hugging due to the ribbing on each side of the centre cables, so I did wonder if anyone would volunteer for sizes above small. I am delighted that Georgette did and that she was not the only one. Georgette modified the dress to be a size large at the bottom and size medium at the top. On her project page Georgette has written in detail what she did on her ravelry page, see Gemzones’ Sigyn: “Cast on size L quantity of stitches – added the difference in stitches into the first 7 purl sections on each side closest the outside seam, one extra purl per purl section, for a gradual decrease…”. Georgette knitted her dress in Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Fingering (now discontinued) in Stormy with a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle and alternated two skeins for an even colour by working 2 rows in each colour throughout. See her start in the bottom photo.
The cables move only on the front part of the dress, while they follow your spine on the back as you can see in the photo above. I love the fit on Georgette! Thank you so much for test knitting for me!
Here is my introduction to the pattern: Sigyn is Norse for victorious girl-friend and ideal for this a-line dress with a central swing cable, surrounded by ribbing to make it figure hugging. The cable is divided and moves towards the shoulder to make a v-neck at the front. Decreases are made in the purl sections to emphasize the silhouette of Sigyn. The dress is knitted in the bouncy Sølje from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.
Sigyn is available in sizes XS to 2XL, with a bust circumference of 88 to 130 cm/34.5 to 51″, in Norwegian and English on Ravelry and on Loveknitting. Yarn kits are available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and in selected yarn stores in Norway.