I wanted to share these brilliant photos that Siret – aka kollane on Ravelry and siretsini on Instagram – took of her beautiful daughter Annika wearing Epona, which she test knitted for me back in October last year. Siret knitted the cabled pullover in size Medium in Tinde pelt wool from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and writes on her Ravelry project page: “Unlike the sample, I use Tinde yarn, which is a thicker yarn than Sølje. Lys Rødlig Beige is the name of my Tinde tone – It is not gray or quite beige, but has a pinkish undertone.”
Siret’s collar is 5 cm instead of 9 cm as specified in pattern and writes: “I knit the inside of the collar with a softer yarn to prevent Tinde yarn from tickling the neck – Chester Wool Company Tibetan 4ply with merino, silk and Yak.”
Here is my introduction to the Epona pattern: Graceful cables run along the center of this pullover with a high rib, creating a narrower waist. A sweater perfect for riding or worn together with a skirt, it is crowned by a high collar with interfacing to make it stand up. Epona is Celtic for the Goddess of horses and knitted in Sølje Pelsull from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in a deep bottlegreen shade.
Siret writes on her project page: “The Epona is a beautiful pullover with a high standing neckline and slightly different cables in the center panel. The high rib makes the waist narrower and feminine. The center panel cable is unique and not difficult to knit at all.”
Siret and Annika had their photoshoot at the Üügu-bluff on the island Muhu, next to the island Saaremaa, where they live, in Estonia. Thank you so much for fantastic test knitting and photography, Siret!
The English and Norwegian Epona pattern, in sizes XS to 2XL (84 to 124 cm/33 to 49″ bust) with a 24 sts and 32 rows in st st using 3 mm/US 2.5 needle measures 10 cm/4” square gauge, is available to download from my Ravelry Store and from Lovecrafts. Yarn kits are available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.