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The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater

with Ragga Eiríksdóttir
The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater

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(57 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Awesome class.

She is very thorough and it's great to review the lessons again. Just finished my first one and I cHanged the design a bIt with help from some other knitting books. I bought my wool direct from the Icelandic yarn store but have since ordered a kit from Craftsy too to make another .

rated 5 stars


I know people have complained that Ragga doesn't respond to questions anymore...but PLEASE don't let that stop you from taking this class! Her instructions are very clear & the extra tips she shares are more than worth the price of this class. Her super stretchy cast on is genius, & I haven't seen it before but it's so cool. Also enjoyed the stories about the knitting traditions & living in Iceland. Really try this class, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the material it ...

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rated 5 stars

Loved this class-experienced knitter learned things!

I absolutely loved this class and love Ragga! I am a very experienced knitter, and figured I would only get a great pattern out of this class. No, I learned to purl without moving the yarn to the front--finally able to switch to Continental (and given that I am 60, probably not a minute too soon, as it is better ergonomics). I even enjoyed learning about Iceland and the sheep culling! I very much recommend this class, and am so happy to have a project I will get a lot of wear out of.

rated 5 stars


I am an experienced knitter.... but this pattern makes no sense.. I have ripped out more than I hate to admit... I knit the 62 stitiches 18 rows of pattern ..yikes... very small...and what size to knit??? I agree with all the comments... very confusing.. maybe change bust size to sm,medium, large???or Size 4-6,,, 8-10, 12 - 14, 16 - 18, ???? So.. should a person use size 6 for the yoke... and size 9 for the body... and knit a smaller size???
Very, very disappointed .. would stop ...

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Janie McQueen
rated 5 stars

This class is fun and fab

I am so pleased with the results I got when knitting this beautiful sweater. Ragga is a great, friendly instructor who makes this seem doable--and therefore it is! I didn't have many questions after paying close attention to the tutorials. They're pretty simple and straightforward, and her attitude just gives you that "can do" feeling. My sweater is beautiful. I ripped back a few times, but it was almost always because I hadn't paid close enough attention to the video, which shouldn't ...

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