Gyro Pattern Released

The test knit of Gyro has come to an end with beautiful versions made. I look forward to sharing some of those with you. Above is the pattern cover showing the gorgeous Olivia Lindtein, with make-up and hair by Erica Poppe and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, is wearing my Gyro dress – knitted in both Tinde and Sølje pelt wool yarn designed for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk – brilliantly captured by Eivind Røhne, at Mortensrud Church in Oslo in November last year. The English pattern is available on Ravelry and will soon come to Love Crafts. Yarn kits, with Norwegian or English pattern, will soon be available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

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.

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

Finished measurements:
Wingspan: 119 (122, 125, 128, 131, 134, 137) cm/46.75 (48, 49.25, 50.5, 51.5, 52.75, 54)“
Divided into: Sleevepart/shoulder on each side: 47.5 (49, 50.5, 52, 53.5, 55, 56.5) cm/18.75 (19.25, 20, 20.5, 21, 21.75, 22.25)”.
Neck: 24 cm/9.5”.
Bottom circumference: 110 (114, 118, 124, 130, 134, 140) cm/43.25 (45, 46.5, 48.75, 51.25, 52.75, 55)“
Length: 89 (90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95) cm/35 (35.5, 35.75, 36.25, 36.5, 37, 37.5)”
Ease: Model wears second size; 122 cm/48” wingspan and has an 83 cm/32.75” bust circumference and stands 167 cm/5’6” tall.

Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g).
COL 1: The sample is knitted in Mørk rosa 2114: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins; 715 (767, 819, 871, 923, 975, 1027) m/782 (839, 896, 953, 1009, 1066, 1123) yds.
Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Sølje Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 350 m/383 yds, 100 g)
COL 2: The sample is knitted in Burgunderlilla 2131: 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) skeins; 1050 (1138, 1226, 1314, 1402, 1490, 1578) m/1148 (1245, 1341, 1437, 1533, 1629, 1726) yds.
https://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/ullgarn/norsk-pel…
https://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/solje-pelsullgarn/

Alternative Yarns for Tinde: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light
Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds).
http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk/spindrift-and-double…
Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 yds).
http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/rowan-tweed
Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds).
http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/subyarn.php?id=29
Or another DK/8 ply yarn.

Alternative Yarns for Sølje: 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: 3.5 mm/US 4 straight needle.
3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle or straight needle.
3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (40 cm/16”) for neckband.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (removable), cable needle, stitch holders, waste yarn for sleeveband marker and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st with Tinde (COL 1) and 3.5 mm/US 4 needle measures 10 cm/4” square.
24 sts and 32 rows in st st with Sølje (COL 2) using 3 mm/US 2.5 needle measures 10 cm/4” square.
16 sts in Cable with Tinde (COL 1) and 3.5 mm/US 4 needle measures about 7 cm/2.75” across.
36 rows in Cable with Tinde (COL 1) and 3.5 mm/US 4 needle measure about 12 cm/4.75” high.

Notes: The dress is worked in pieces from the bottom up 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.

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