Photoshoot at Mortensrud Church: Grian

Model Olivia Lindtein looked fantastic in my fitted Grian pullover, with make-up & hair by Erica Poppe and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, over a silk skirt photographed by Eivind Røhne at Mortensrud Church back in November last year. After photographing the four Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk designs by the side wall, we moved to the second location inside the church, next to the small altar at the back, in the floor to ceiling window corner facing the pine trees on the crest of a hill where the church is located. As always, I wanted some full length photos but since this corner has a low ceiling the amount of daylight shining in was fading quickly.

Named after the Faery Goddess from County Tipperary, is this pullover with heavy cabled texture. Grian means sunny, from her days as a regional sun deity, perfectly suited for this pullover. Honeycomb and stag horn cables adorn the body, while only honeycomb rule on the sleeves. Grian is slightly fitted with a crew neck and has a high cowl as a collar. The Fibre Co. Cumbria make the cables pop and allow the texture to shine in all its glory.

I knitted the sample in size Small with a 92 cm/36.25″ and worn with + 9 cm/3.5″ ease on Olivia, but I have graded the pattern from sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 84 to 158 cm/33 to 62.25″. The waist circumference is from 78 to 152 cm/30.75 to 59.75″.

Grian is knitted in the divine The Fibre Co. Cumbria made of 60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair, with 218 meters/238 yards on each 100 gram skein. The sample is knitted in the new and lovely Threlkeld shade using 4 mm/US 6 needles and a 20 stitch and 28 stitches in stockinette stitch gauge. I received sponsored yarn for this design. 

The cowl is 62 cm/24.5″ wide and 20 cm/8″ high. The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The cowl is also worked back and forth ending in a an I-cord bind off on both sides.

The English pattern of Grian will be test knitted beginning on 20th of April in my Ravelry group before its release, while the Norwegian pattern will be printed in the magazine Familien at a later date.

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