Saxi Pattern Released

The test knit of Saxi has come to an end, with a number of gorgeous sweaters as a result, I am thrilled to announce. Hence I have released the pattern in both English and in Norwegian in my Ravelry Store and shortly on LoveCrafts. Saxi was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne at Hvalstrand Bad last summer. The stunning model was Aksa Mortensen, with hair & make-up by Nina Hjertaas Bull and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design.

Saxi is a fitted cabled pullover that ends with an I-cord crown around the crew neckline. The play of texture begins with the round cable shape mirrored in the honeycomb pattern and continues with purl bands in all the stitch patterns. The squareness of the check pattern offers a contrast to the cable and ends the texture in the side of the pullover. Named Saxi after the Saxon in Norse, this sweater is knitted in a Donegal Tweed yarn. A cowl crowns the pullover and can be worn folded as a high collar or as a headband.

Sizes: Sweater: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Cowl: One size
Sweater shown in size S.

Finished measurements:
Bust/hip: 85 (92, 99, 106, 113) (120, 133, 146, 159) cm/33.5 (36.25, 39, 41.75, 44.5) (47.25, 52.25, 57.5, 62.5)“
Waist: 77 (84, 91, 98, 105) (112, 125, 138, 151) cm/30.25 (33.75, 35.75, 38.5, 41.25) (44, 49.25, 54.25, 59.5)”
Length: 61 (62, 63, 64, 65) (66, 67, 68, 69) cm/24 (24.5, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5) (26, 26.5, 26.75, 27.25)“
Sleeve length: 48 (49, 50, 50, 50) (51, 51, 51, 51) cm/19 (19.25, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75) (20, 20, 20, 20)”
Cowl: 50 cm/19.75” wide and 20 cm/7.75” high
Intended ease: 5-7 cm/2-2.75” positive ease. Sample shown is 92 cm/36.25” and worn with 6 cm/2.25” positive ease on model.

Yarn: Donegal Yarns, Donegal Tweed 3.8/1nm (100% Wool, 170 m/186 yds, 50 g) Sample is knitted in Boyne:
Sweater: 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) (11, 12, 14, 15) spools; 1088 (1224, 1360, 1496, 1632) (1768, 2020, 2272, 2524) m/1190 (1339, 1487, 1636, 1785) (1934, 2209, 2485, 2760) yds.
Cowl: 2 spools; 187 m/205 yds.
https://www.handweavers.co.uk/donegal-381nm.ir
https://heleendesign.com/product-categorie/alle-garens/do…

Yarn alternatives:
Rowan Yarns, Valley Tweed (100% Wool, 207 m/226 yds, 50 g)
https://knitrowan.com/en/products/valley-tweed?taxon_id=261
Debbie Bliss, Fine Donegal (95% Wool, 5% Cashmere, 380 m/415 yds, 100 g)
https://www.debbieblissonline.com/product/yarn/fine-donegal/
Pickles Merino Tweed (100% Merino Wool, 379 m/414 yds, 100 g)
https://www.pickles.no/en/garn/pickles-merino-tweed
Or another Sport or Fingering weight yarn.

Needles: 3.25 mm/US 3 straight needle.
3.25 mm/US 3 circular needle (40 cm/16”) for neckband and cowl.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (removable), stitch holders, waste yarn, 3.25 mm/US 3 (D) crochet hook, cable needle and yarn needle.
Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
24 sts and 34 rows in Check pattern measures 10 cm/4” square.
20-st Honeycomb measures 8 cm/3.25” across.
33 sts in Cable measures about 10 cm/4” across.

Notes: The pullover is knitted in 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.

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