Babette's Feast by Marianne Isager

Babette's Feast

Knitting
May 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Sport
+ Sport
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Knit-knit
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
601 - 820 yards (550 - 750 m)
S, M, L
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DESIGN: Marianne Isager

Bottom-up knitted sweater, in a cable pattern. The pattern is inspired from the Scottish Guernsey sweaters (Fishermen sweaters). Sleeves top-down.
Width(1/2): 50(54)58 cm. Length: 50(55)60 cm. Sleeves(Inner) 45(48)51 cm

Marianne Isager writes about the sweater and the inspiration behind it:

Babette’s Feast is a film about the French woman Babette, who in 1872 fled counterrevolutionary bloodshed. She became the kitchen maid for two elderly Danish sisters, Martina and Philippa. Their father was the Pastor and Founder of a Pietism Assembly. He raised his daughters to be pious, humble and celibate. After the death of their father, the two sisters took over the household and ensured cohesion in the community. One can feel that the two sacrificed their great love for a life of awe and abstinence. Babette, on the other hand, has a cheerful disposition and a past as a celebrated chef in a restaurant in Paris. When she wins a large sum of money in the lottery, she spends all the money on a feast for the small missionary community. The good food and the
delicious wine make the cheeks glow, and the small gathering discovers that you can enjoy life and be a good believer at the same time.

Karen Blixen wrote this nice little story in 1950 under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen. In the book, the deep fjords in the Norwegian mountains dominate the landscape. I chose dark colors, but in a playful cable pattern from
an old beloved sweater. The Babette sweater also looks very nice in natural white.

Director: Gabriel Axel
Year of Release: 1987
Music: Per Nørgård

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