Ravna Pattern Released

My Ravna was designed for the Norwegian magazine Bladet garn issue number 10/2019. I knitted the pullover in Sølje, pelt wool from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk hand dyed by Værbitt, aka Laila Henriksen. Now, the test knit of the English pattern has come to an end and both the Norwegian and the English pattern have been released in my Ravelry store and very soon on Love Crafts. Since it was the last ever magazine, the rights returned to me at the beginning of the year, and I were fortunate enough to be able to use the photos that co-editor Solveig Jensen Engevold took of Ravna. My test knitters have made some brilliant versions and I will show you those at a later time. You can see a number of pullovers on the pattern page on Ravelry.

Ravna is an historic name from northern Norway, her charisma is given to this a-line pullover with a longer flowing shirt tail back. A cable medallion adorns the spine which is crowned by a high garter stitch collar. All the sides are marked by a strong garter stitch edge presence. Ravna is knitted in a divine hand dyed shade from Værbitt called Little Parsley based on a childrens’ rhyme on Sølje Pelsull from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Shown in size Medium
Skill level: Experienced

Finished measurements:
Bust: 82 (90, 98, 106, 116, 126, 136, 146, 156) cm/32.25 (35.5, 38.5, 41.75, 45.75, 49.5, 53.5, 57.5, 61.5)“
Front bottom: 53 (57, 61, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90) cm/20.75 (22.5, 24, 25.5, 27.5, 29.5, 31.5, 33.5, 35.5)”
(incl 5 cm/2” cable flare, 12 cm/4.75” cable)
Front length: 61 (62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69) cm/24 (24.5, 24.75, 25.5, 26, 26.5, 26.75, 27.25, 27.5)“
Back length: 78 (79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86) cm/27.5 (28, 28.25, 27.75, 32.25, 32.75, 33, 33.5, 33.75)”
Sleeve length: 48 (49, 50, 50, 50, 51, 51, 51, 51) cm/19 (19.25, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75, 20, 20, 20, 20)“

Yarn: Værbitt, Lille Persille hand dyed on Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Sølje Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 350 m/383 yds, 100 g); 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins; 1050 (1190, 1330, 1470, 1645, 1820, 1995, 2170, 2345) m/1148 (1301, 1454, 1608, 1799, 1990, 2182, 2373, 2565) yds.
https://www.varbitt.no/product-page/lille-persille-på-hil…
https://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/solje-pelsullgarn/

Yarn alternatives: Cascade 220 Sport (100% wool, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-Cascade220Sport.htm
Tosh Sock (100% wool, 100 g, 361 m/394 yds).
http://madelinetosh.com/tosh-sock/
Berroco Cosma (60% alpaca, 30% wool, 10% silk, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-cosma
Or another Sport/5 ply or Fingering 4/ply yarn.

Needles: 3 mm/US 2.5 straight needles.
3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle for collar (40 cm/16”).
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (removable), holders, cable needle and yarn needle.

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows in st st using 3 mm/US 2.5 needle measures 10 cm/4” square.
40-sts cable panel using 3 mm/US 2.5 measures 12 cm/4.75” wide.
40 rows cable panel using 3 mm/US 2.5 measures 12.5 cm/5” high.

Notes: The pullover is worked in pieces and seamed. The back has one more cable repeat and the center garter stitch band is twice as high as front garter stitch band. The side seam ends in the narrow part of the garter stich band. The collar is worked in the round and ends with an I-cord bind off.

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