New Design: Kolga

The last new design I will show you for now is my Kolga, that I knitted in the divine hand dyed Walk Collection Merino Sport in Washed Out. The yarn was sponsored by Cathrin Walk, who I met at Barcelona Knits back in 2019. My idea was to try out a new silhouette with an A-line front and a straight back, so that the seams are moved further back. I choose a reversible Honeycomb cable pattern for the front and back as well as the centre of the sleeves. With extra yarn left over, I made a cowl that can be folded down to be worn as a collar as you see in the photo above.

Kolga is Norse for a cool wave, like the one created by the Honeycomb cable pattern on this pullover. The A-line front moves the side seam and vent backwards, making it flow like waves. Kolga is knitted in the divine hand dyed Walk Collection Merino Sport yarn, in pieces and seamed for the ultimate fit. A folded down cowl gives the pullover a collar, while a standing cowl warms your neck.

The neckband and the cowl are worked in the round. A circular needle is used for the front to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Walk Collection Merino Sport is made of 100% Superwash Merino with 325 meters/355 yards on each 100 gram skeins. The gauge is 24 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette stitch using a 3.5 mm/US 4 needle measures 10 cm/4″ square.

Michael took these photos of me wearing size Small with 4 cm/1.5″ positive ease at the beach in Ørje. The statement silver rings I am wearing are by Kaja Gjedebo Design. I have graded the pattern in sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 84 to 160 cm/33 to 63″.

The test knit of the English pattern begins on the 13th of September in my Ravelry group, with a pattern launch on the 28th of October. But before then, I will show you how magnificent it looked on modell Aksa Mortensen at our photoshoot.

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