The next set of photos I am going to show you from the photoshoot is from the ballet top Rym and the skirt/poncho Kyi, made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. The gorgeous Olivia Lindtein, with make up & hair by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, is modelling the set, captured by Eivind Røhne at Mortensrud Church in Oslo, back in November. Yarn kits for Rym and Kyi with either an English or a Norwegian pattern are available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.
The patterns will be released in both English and Norwegian after the test knits have been completed; The Rym test knit begins June 7 and the pattern will be released in the middle of July, while the Kyi test knit begins July 5 and the pattern will be relased in the middle of August.
The samples are in size S, but I have graded both patterns from sizes XS to 5XL. Rym has bust measurements from 84 to 158 cm/33 to 62.25″ with an intended positive ease of 5-7 cm/2-2.75”. Olivia is wearing size S with a 9 cm/3.5” positive ease. Kyi has a waistband width from 72 to 160 cm/28.25 to 63″ with an intended positive ease of 6-12 cm/2.25-4.75″. Olivia, who stands 167 cm/5’6″ tall is wearing size S with a 11 cm/4.25″ positive ease.
Named Rym, Norse for roaring as well as the name of a troll-wife, is this ballet top that is tied together at the waist. An all over rhombus pattern gives the top texture. Rym is knitted in the lovely Vidde lambswool from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and made to be worn together with the skirt or poncho Kyi.
The Rym top is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The fronts have an attached I-cord and a purl stitch edging that is worked to the end for the front band. The ties are worked separately at the end and sewn in place at marked positions.
Named Kyi, Norse for shelter, is this asymmetrical skirt with extra side width that are turned into pockets at the waist. The side seams make the pockets fold over. The waistband is knitted double in stockinette stitch at the end and has inserted boot laces for comfort.
The Kyi skirt is worked back and forth in two pieces and seamed. The two horizontal top pockets are worked at the same as the front, with the lining attached horizontally at the bottom and closed at the top, by working it together with the back using 3-needles and end in an I-cord bind off for a pocket band, see video. The waist band is worked like a hem, with boot laces laid inside it before it is closed.
My sample knitter Grete Jenssen made the parts for these for me, with a gauge of 18 stitches and 24 rows in stockinette stitch using 4.5 mm/US 7 needle measures 10 cm/4” square after blocking. The Vidde lamullgarn by Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk is made of 100% wool (50% pelt wool and 50% lambswool) with 200 meters/220 yards on each 100 gram skein.
Yarn kits are available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk with either an English or a Norwegian pattern, while the individual Rym pattern will be released in the middle of July and the Kyi pattern will be released the middle of August in my Ravelry Store.