Photoshoot at Bøler Church May 2020: Milana

The next set of photos I am going to show you is of Milana, knitted by Grete Jenssen – aka ma9 on Ravelry – in the divine Norne Yarn Merino Silk Yak DK. The hand dyed shade Volva has cream in it so I decided to style the pullover and the matching cowl with my cream coloured silk trousers. The gorgeous Olivia Lindtein, with make-up & hair by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, looked stunning in the pullover. Milana is also brilliantly photographed outside the church hall in the shadow at Bøler Kirke late in May by Eivind Røhne.

Milana is currently being test knitted in my Ravelry group and will be released in both English and Norwegian on the 12th of October. My test knitters are enjoying knitting the DNA like cables found in the Charted Knitting Designs (third book) in the Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting series. The Norwegian pattern will also be printed in the Norwegian magazine Familien at a later date. 

Eivind knew how much I appreciated the mirror images he captured at Mortensrud Church, so he went for it at Bøler Church too! Olivia is wearing size S with a bust circumference of 92 cm/36.25″, but I have graded it from size XS to 5XL with these measurements: 84 to 160 cm/33 to 63″.

Milana is knitted with a 20 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch using a 4 mm/US 6 needle measures 10 cm/4″ square after blocking gauge. You can see behind the scenes photo here: Behind the Scenes Photoshoot at Bøler Church May 2020.

Named after the sophisticated city of Milan in Italy, is this pullover with a high rib, creating a narrower waist. Two center cables travel towards the shoulder on the body with all their texture; Seed stitch, twisted stitch rib and cables. While a narrower matching cable adorn the sleeve with a panel of seed stitch. Milana is knitted in pieces for the ultimate fit and ends in a crew neck. A separate cowl can be worn as a crowning collar. The hand dyed DK – Merino/Silk/Yak yarn from Norne Yarn makes the cables pop and the texture shine in all its glory.

I am very happy with these photos of my Milana and would like to thank my wonderful team!

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