Nipa Pattern Released

The test knit of Nipa has come to an end and I have released the pattern in English on Ravelry. The Norwegian one will be added shortly. My test knitters did a brilliant job correcting and improving the pattern. You can see a number of their results on the Ravelry pattern page. Yarn kits with either an English or a Norwegian pattern are available directly from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. Here are some of the photos that Eivind Røhne took of the gorgeous model Aksa Mortensen wearing the Nipa sweater, made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, with make-up & hair styling by Nina Hjertaas Bull, Evalina Olive ankle boots by Monica Stålvang and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, at Hvalstrand Bad, back in May last year.

Nipa, Norse for peak, is a straight cabled pullover. A central intricate cable panel adorns the center of the body and the sleeves. Twisted stitches play in the cable and along the edge of the stockinette parts. Nipa is crowned with an I-cord decoration around its crew neck. The sweater is knit in pieces from the bottom up in the divine Tinde, a pelt wool from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Shown in size Medium.

Finished measurements:
Bust: 84 (92, 100, 108, 116) (124, 132, 147, 162) cm/33 (36, 39.25, 42.5, 45.75) (48.75, 52, 57.75, 63.75)“
Length: 60 (61, 62, 63, 64) (65, 66, 67, 68) cm/23.5 (24, 24.5, 24.75, 25.25) (25.5, 26, 26.25, 26.75)”
Sleeve length: 48 (49, 49, 49, 50) (50, 50, 50, 50) cm/19 (19.25, 19.25, 19.25, 19.75) (19.75, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75)“.
Intended ease: + 5-7 cm/2-2.75”. Sample shown is 100 cm/39.25” and worn with + 17 cm/6.75” ease on model.

Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in støvet lys lime 2142: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) (7, 7, 8, 9) skeins;
820 (976, 1132, 1288, 1444) (1600, 1756, 1990, 2224) m/897 (1067, 1238, 1409, 1579) (1750, 1920, 2176, 2432) yds.
https://www.ull.no/produktkategori/garn/ullgarn/norsk-pel…

Alternative Yarns: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca Light (50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50 g, 133 m/144 yds). http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-ultra-alpaca-light
Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian highland wool, 50 g, 150 m/164 yds)
http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-Cascade220Sport.htm
Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds).
https://malabrigoyarn.com/yarns/arroyo
Or another DK/8 ply yarn.

Needles: 3.5 mm/US 4 straight needle
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (40 cm/16”) for neckband.
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers (removable), cable needle, stitch holders, 3.5 mm/US 4 (E) crochet hook (for provisional cast on) and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square, after blocking.
29-st Body cable panel measures 10 cm/4”, after blocking.
19-st Sleeve cable panel measures 7 cm/2.75”, after blocking.

Notes: The pullover is worked back and forth 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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