The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater

with Ragga Eiríksdóttir

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Designer Ragga Eiríksdóttir teaches you how to knit a fun, authentic Icelandic sweater from the top down and in the round. Read More…

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Class Rating

(31 reviews)

rated 5 stars

One Day

I have had this class for a while and did not look at the whole thing. Well....once I get my finances in order...this will be something I MUST do. Love the class. Just wish I had the funds for the yarn NOW!

rated 5 stars

Great Class!

I first took the class when Ragga could still participate and I really enjoyed it. She was very detailed and fun to watch and working with the Lopi was a new experience. I enjoyed Ragga's style and how she taught us about Icelandic knitting culture and the sheep. I Finished my sweater and will probably make a second with Lopi in different colors or maybe with another of Ragga's patterns. Lots of fun!

rated 5 stars

Detailed instruction helped me sail thru this project!

I did it! I an not just a sock knitter anymore. :) I had never heard of steeking before this class, but Ragga is very calm, smiling (always) and walks you through every step so no fear! The pattern is very forgiving (and flexible) so I learned not only how to make an Icelandic sweater, I learned a construction method and techniques I can use over and over again. Very fun.

Ragga is an excellent teacher-probably my favorite so far among many excellent instructors on Craftsy--and I ...

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rated 5 stars

Great class, beautiful sweater pattern

I love Ragga and thoroughly enjoyed this class! A few students felt that she was slow to answer questions, but perhaps I got lucky (she answered mine in a timely fashion). If I were to offer any criticism at all, it would be only to say that watching Amy's Custom Yoke Sweater (also at craftsy) gave me a much better understanding of what to do with long floats in my color work and also how to better handle the underarm stitches when they are picked up. If I did not purchase both classes, my ...

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rated 5 stars

Fantastic Class

I hate finishing projects. Mary, the shop owner of Heritage Hut here in Wichita, Kansas is my Lifesaver, she does my finishing till now. Ragga you took the fear from finishing. Cutting my sweater, terrifying. The fear is gone. My sweater is drying. Just a few more steps. Can' wait to wear it. It fits perfectly. I hope you do another class, I'll be one of the first to enroll.


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