It’s been a while since I’ve posted about a new pattern, Actually it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. But now I’m back in the game.
Let me introduce Grima, a sweater that has been long in the making.
It may appear to have a fairly basic shape but the sweater is anything but.
The spectacular main pattern consists of two Viking Knits panels, a wider one centered front and back, with a narrow panel on each side which is echoed on the sleeves.
The edgings, including the mock turtle neck, consist of Baby cables framed by garter stitch, details that enhance the design. These two patterns have contrasting properties with the Baby cables pulling together and the garter stitches widening. This is resolved with some intricate increasing and decreasing.
I’ve chosen to work it in a soft gray shade of Silky Wool but it would look just as beautiful in a jewel color or a classical off-white.
We’ve photographed the sweater on one of our favorite models, Sanna, as well as on one of our newest finds, Felicia. Two very different ladies and the sweater looks great on both. We actually photographed it on me initially, so I’ll include that photo too.
This is definitely a sweater that is more than the sum of its parts.
The pattern is available for download on Ravelry
Photo by Anders Rydell