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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(33 reviews)

Steven Sowell
rated 5 stars


Ragga is an excellent instructor.

rated 5 stars

I'm Learning So Much

I was disgruntled at first because I bought the sweater kit on sale thinking for sure that the pattern would be with it. But it wasn't! I had never done a top-down sweater before and wanted a good pattern with the right yarn size so I wouldn't be guessing about any of that. I finally gave in and paid for the class too, and have been learning so much that I no longer resent having to buy the class to get the sweater. Even learning to count in Icelandic is a charming addition that enriches the ...

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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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