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The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater

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The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater

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(55 reviews)

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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rated 5 stars

Learning New Things

I'm so anxious to continue and actually begin to knit. I have been knitting nearly 60 years but always open to new things. I love the approach of Ragga giving the history and background of this Iceland craft. My granddaughter was recently in Iceland on a trip from USA. This would make a great Christmas gift for her. Each time I have tuned in to a lesson I have been happy with the warmth of the teacher and her calm approach. Thank you so much.

rated 5 stars

Wow!! Can't Wait To Knit This Sweater!!

Like reading the pattern before you start to move it, I like to watch the entire video before I start the project. Ragga is a great teacher making everything seem simple. I love her continental purl as well as the instruction for holding three colors. Can't wait to watch the rest of the classes!

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