I am thrilled to show you the brilliant photos taken by Eivind Røhne, at Mortensrud Church in Oslo in November last year, of the gorgeous Olivia Lindtein, with make-up and hair by Erica Poppe and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, wearing my Gyro dress knitted in both Tinde and Sølje pelt wool yarn, designed for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. I wanted to show Gyro both as a dress and also as a tunic with trousers beneath. Olivia is wearing size S, the second size, which has a 122 cm/48” wingspan. She has an 83 cm/32.75” bust circumference and stands 167 cm/5’6” tall.
Gyro is an oversized dress with bat sleeves knitted in two yarn thicknesses and colours. The center cable panel crowns the dress and ends in a wide neck with an I-cord bind off. Gyro is an old Norwegian female name, well suited to this dress or tunic made in pieces and sewn or crochet together with a garter stitch sleeve band. The dress is knitted in the divine pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk; The thicker Tinde for the cable panel and the thinner Sølje for the side parts.
Gyro is graded from size XS to 2XL, To fit sizes:
UK 6 (8, 10, 12, 14, 16-18, 20-22)
US 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12-14, 16-18)
EU 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44-46, 48-50)
The sample is knitted by Grete Jenssen, aka ma9 on Ravelry, using 3.5 mm/US 4 on the center cable part in Tinde (100% pelt wool, 100 gram, m/yds) and using 3 mm/US 2.5 on the side part in Sølje (100% pelt wool, 100 gram, m/yds. The gauge for Tinde in stockinette stitch is 21 stitches and 30 rows to 10 cm/4″ square, while for Sølje it is 24 stitches and 32 rows.
The dress is worked in pieces and seamed. You can easily adjust the length of the dress if you prefer, for instance by shortening (or lengthening) it with one or half a cable pattern repeat 12 cm/4.75” or 6 cm/2.25” and work less rows in between the increases.
The English pattern of Gyro will be test knitted beginning on 17th of February in my Ravelry group before the pattern is released. Yarn kits will be available with English or Norwegian pattern from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.