Learn from Icelandic designer Ragga Eiríksdóttir how to knit a traditional yoke sweater from the top down. She teaches you about Iceland's rich knitting history as you work authentic lopi yarn almost entirely in the round. Steek Ragga's Maren pattern into a fun cardigan and stylize it using decorative ribbing and buttons.
*NOTE: This course now features student-led (rather than instructor-led) discussion only. If you have questions, at least one of the many experienced knitters in The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater will surely have the answer!
Meet Ragga and get a sneak peak of what you'll learn about the Craftsy platform.
Learn about the materials, history and traditions of Icelandic knitting.
Lay the foundations for a successful sweater project by choosing a size and yarn before finding your gauge.
Learn different cast-on techniques.
Learn how to knit with three colors as you construct the sweater's yoke.
Ragga teaches you how to shape the sweater's back with tips on knitting short rows and hiding yarn-overs.
Cast on for the underarms and set up the sweater's sleeves with Ragga's detailed instruction.
Explore your ribbing options and learn how to easily correct a mistake.
Learn two methods for casting off and Ragga's approach to weaving in the ends.
Knit the sweater sleeves in the round while working the decreases.
Learn how to wash, condition and dry your beautiful creation so you can wear it for years.
Get step-by-step instructions on how to steek your sweater and add a button band if you so desire.
"I really enjoyed the Top-Down Icelandic Sweater. Ragga is an excellent instructor and I loved hearing about Iceland, its language, its people, and its knitting tradition. I found the section on shaping most helpful, and I'm delighted to have a simple way to improve the fit of these wonderful sweaters. I'm off to shop for wool."
- Aunt Lili