I am delighted to show you the stunning Yaelle version that Swedish test knitter Eva Perstorp made in Klippans Yllefabrik 2-trådiga ullgarn in spotted dark grey! Eva’s husband took all these fabulous photos of her wearing Yaelle in size Small with a bust circumference of 136 cm/53.5″. She writes on her project page: “Autumn here I come! I have shorten both back and front 6 cm because I’m not as tall as Linda. I’m knitting the arms in the round to get a feeling for the length. I really love the texture of this knit.”
Here is a side view with the pocket, knitted at the same time as you work the front. Under notes I have written: The two vertical side pockets are worked at the same time as the front with extra stitches for the pocket band, with the lining attached horizontally at the top and bottom of the pocket.
The first finished photo that Eva shared is this one, taken while she was out walking in the forest. Yaelle is knitted using 3.5 mm/US 4 needles and 3 mm/US 2.5 needles for the pocket linings with a gauge of 21 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch measuring 10 cm/4″ square. I have graded the pattern from sizes XS to 5XL with bust circumferences of 128 to 192 cm/50.5 to 75.5″.
Eva tested it out with some of her other clothes in her wardrobe, here with a skirt and high heels. I love all these photos! Thank you so much for test knitting Yaelle for me, Eva! I also want to thank your husband for taking these brilliant photos! You will find Eva as evaperstorp on Ravelry and as eva_lundin on Instagram.
The Yaelle pattern is available in both English and Norwegian to download from Ravelry and from LoveCrafts. Yarn kits with either an English or a Norwegian pattern is available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. Here is my introduction to the pattern: Yaelle is a high-low pullover with an all over check pattern, swinging side panels and pockets. Named after Hebrew for the mountain goat, as it can take you everywhere. The pullover ends in a high loose turtle neck collar. Yaelle’s side panels are picked up and knitted after the side seams are done. The pockets are knitted at the same time as the front, including the pocket band and the lining. Wear Yaelle as you like; hanging loose or gathered with a belt or with a shawl pin at the front. The pullover is knitted in the pelt wool yarn Tinde with lustre from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.