Neva, made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk in their divine Sølje pelt wool yarn, is another pattern I released earlier this year after a successful test knit. You can see two of the brilliant results on the pattern page on Ravelry. I had fantastic help improving and correcting the pattern. Here you see Neva worn by the gorgeous Olivia Lindtein, with hair & make-up by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, captured by Eivind Røhne at Bøler Church back in May 2020. Yarn kits with either an English or a Norwegian pattern are available directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. The individual pattern in both English and Norwegian is available in my Ravelry Store and on LoveCrafts.
Spanish for snowy, Neva is this tabard with side panels. The front and the back panels are covered in a snowflake like cable, while the side panel is knitted in garter stitch. All the panels have I-cords in the side and they are knitted together. Neva is seamless and knitted in the luscious Sølje pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.
Sizes: XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL, 5XL)
Shown in size Extra Small/Small.
Skill level Experienced
Bottom circumference: 116 (130, 144, 158, 172) cm/45.75 (51.25, 56.75, 62.25, 67.75)”
Back/Front panel width: 34 (39, 44, 49, 54) cm/13.5 (15.25, 17.25, 19.25, 21.25)”
Back/Front panel width with side panel: 58 (65, 72, 79, 86) cm/22.75 (25.5, 28.25, 31, 33.75)”
Length: 76 (78, 80, 82, 84) cm/30 (30.75, 31.5, 32.25, 33)”
Intended ease: + 18-36 cm/7-14.25″. Sample shown is 116 cm/36.25″ and worn with + 35 cm/13.75″ ease on model.
Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Sølje Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 350 m/383 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Oker 2108; 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins; 1015 (1155, 1295, 1435, 1575) m/1110 (1263, 1416, 1569, 1722) yds.
Yarn alternatives: Cascade 220 Sport (100% wool, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
Tosh Euro Sock (100% wool, 100 g, 397 m/435 yds).
Berroco Cosma (60% alpaca, 30% wool, 10% silk, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds).
Or another Sport/5 ply or Fingering 4/ply yarn.
Needles: 3 mm/US 2.5 straight needle
2 sets of 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (40 cm/16″) for side panels.
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 cm/32″) for side band.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (removable), cable needle, stitch holders and yarn needle.
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows in st st using 3 mm/US 2.5 measures 10 cm/4″ square after blocking.
22 sts and 30 rows in Broken rib measures 10 cm/4″ square after blocking.
24 sts and 32 sts in Cable measures 10 cm/4″ square after blocking.
Notes: The vest is worked back and forth in two separate pieces and joined with a 3-needle bind off at the shoulders. The I-cord is then worked along the side edge before the side panel is knitted and attached to the opposite side using a 3-needle bind-off.