Var
Finished
March 23, 2018
May 13, 2018

Var

Project info
Var by Linda Marveng
Knitting
Vest
Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk and publishing
XS/S (also available in M/L, XL/2XL)
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in St st
Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk Tinde pelsullgarn
5 skeins = 1421.7 yards (1300.0 meters), 500 grams
Yellow
Notes

Pine cables play on the center of this oversized vest, named Var, Norse for beloved. The side panels - giving the vest a dropped shoulder appearance - are knitted sideways in broken rib and is divided from the cable pattern with a tuck as well as a reverse stocking stitch band. Var ends in an I-cord bind off around the shallow neck. The vest is knitted in the luscious pelt wool yarn Tinde from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.

Sizes: XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL)

Finished measurements:
Bust (with side panels): 156 (172, 188) cm/61.5 (67.75, 74)“
Length: 55 (57, 59) cm/21.75 (22.5, 23.25)”

Yarn: Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Tinde Pelsull (100% pelt wool, 260 m/284 yds, 100 g). The sample is knitted in Yellow; 5 (5, 6) skeins; 1170 (1300, 1430) m/1280 (1422, 1564) 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
Jamieson’s, Double Knitting (100% wool, 25 g, 75 m/82 yds).
http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk/spindrift-and-double...
Rowan, Tweed (100% wool, 50 g, 118 m/129 yds).
http://www.knitrowan.com/yarns/rowan-tweed
Malabrigo, Arroyo, (100% superwash merino, 100 g, 306 m/335 yds).
http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/subyarn.php?id=29
Or another DK/8 ply yarn.

Needles:
2 sets of 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (80 and 100 cm/32 and 40”) for rib and tuck.
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle (80 cm/32”).
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge

Notions: Stitch markers (removable), cable needle, crochet hook for provisional cast on and yarn needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows in st st, after blocking measures 10 cm/4” square.
28-sts Pine Cable measures 10 cm/4” across.

Notes: The vest is knitted in two parts, then the stitches are picked up along the side. Size M/L has a wider side panel but the same center panel as size XS/S. Size XL/2XL has a wider center panel with one extra cable repeat.

Bottom photos are from Bergen, on the west coast of Norway and there is a story to them: marveng-puckett.com/wordpress/Bergen - The Knitting Industry Museum

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by Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk
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100% Norwegian
284 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: May 25, 2018
  • Finished: May 25, 2018
  • Updated: December 8, 2018