17 October 2011


When I was a child, my parents used to sing me lullabies when putting me to sleep. I particularly liked the one called Byssanlull. And I loved those evenings when my dad sang my all the verses. Now I am the one singing lullabies, and fortunately my children love this one too.

I named my new pattern Byssanlull because I like to think of it as comforting the baby a little like the song does. The vest is neither too cold nor too warm, and it's a perfect garment for layering. It is a fast project for the impatient knitter, and quite straightforward as well - as long as you can read written instructions.

I have used the yarn Alv in two different colors held together for the samples. Pale blue + pale blue-grey held together for the blue vest and dusty green + pale blue-grey for the green one. Other combinations are of course possible, see this page for some of the suggestions. It can also be made using only one strand of yarn, for example with the Superwash yarn. I myself love working with the two strands of Alv held together. It gives a soft and light weight fabric, just perfect for baby garments.

Byssanlull [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: Byssanlull (norsk) by Tora Frøseth
Size shown: 3 and 6 months
Needles: 3.0 mm and 2.5 mm
Yarn: Hifa Alv, about 40 g of each color for each vest.