Photoshoot at Hvalstrand Bad: Mella

The next new Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk design we photographed was the sweater Mella at Hvalstrand Bad, back in May. I chose to style it with black pencil trousers and and Evalina Olive ankle boots by Monica Stålvang. Model Aksa Mortensen, with make-up & hair styling by Nina Hjertaas Bull and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, looked gorgeous in the pullover, as you can see in these pictures by Eivind Røhne. A yarn kit with either an English or a Norwegian pattern will soon be available directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

Mella, Norse for knot, is a straight cabled pullover. A wide central cable panel adorns the center of the body and the sleeves. Boxes of garter stitches interfere with the cables and erase half the cable. The sleeves have garter stitch edging while the front and back fade into a check pattern. The sweater ends in a crew neck decorated with an I-cord. Mella is knitted in the bouncy Sølje pelt wool from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk using a 3 mm/US 2.5 needle and a 24 stitches and 32 rows in stockinette stitch gauge measuring 10 cm/4″ square.

Aksa is wearing size Small with 6 cm/2.25″ positive ease. I have graded the pullover in sizes XS to 5XL, with a bust circumference of 85 to 165 cm/33.5 to 65″. 

The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The neckband is worked in the round. Stitches are picked up and knitted from the first round of the neckband for the I-cord bind off decoration.

Above is a detail of the cable pattern and the neck. The English and Norwegian pattern will be released after test knitting beginning on February 7th. I am so thrilled with these photos and want to thank my wonderful photoshoot team!

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