My third design for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk this autumn, is Caravay. Named after the herb, which seeds look like this all-over domed check pattern, is this oversized pullover. Caravay begins and ends in a broken rib. The crowing collar is worked double and folded down to the wrong side and attached. A ribbing detail in the side separate the pieces that are knitted in pieces and seamed. Wear it with or without a belt. Caravay is knitted in the stunning pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, called Tinde.
The sample is size Small with a 136 cm/53.52 bust circumference was brilliantly knitted by Airin Hansen, aka Teodor on Ravelry, using 3.5 mm/US 4 needles and a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch measuring 10cm/4″ square.
I have graded the pullover in sizes XS to 5XL with bust circumferences of 129 cm to 186 cm/50.75 to 73.25″ and a intended ease of +46-56 cm/18-22″. I am wearing size Small with +48 cm/19″ ease in these photos taken by Michael at the beach in Ørje.
My aim was to make a classic oversized pullover with an understated cable and a large collar. The cable I chose is the same I used for my Kohno Kimono with cable crossings both on the right side as well as on the wrong side.