Brynja Pattern

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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Knitting

Type:

Clothing

Fit:

Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized

Item:

Sweater

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The sweater involves knitting in the round, short rows, symetrical increases and decreases, stranded knitting, chart reading, steeking (with a sewing machine), grafting
  • Links to helpful steeking tutorial included in the pattern

Pattern Description:

Brynja is a lovely lopapeysa, literally a sweater knitted with lopi, coming to you directly from Iceland! A slightly darted waist and well placed short rows gives it a very feminine and flattering shape. It is not so common for traditional lopi sweaters, that have usually very little shaping. It has exquisite details like picot edging and colored bands inside the lining. The yoke sits higher on the back and shoulders and is decorated with a delicate four petal rose, a common pattern in Iceland that can be found in Icelandic sjonabok - old patterns manuscript. Brynja comes in two versions: a short one and a long one that covers the hips and is more suitable for big sizes. Brynja means means armor, cuirass or corselet. It suits well this fitted lopi sweater.

Gauge:

10 x10 cm / 44" = 16 sts x 21 rows in stocking Stitch on needle 5mm/US 8.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: XS (S M L )1X 2X 3X
  • Finished bust measurement 83 (87 95 100) 108 118 127 cm / 33 (34 37 39) 42 46 50 Inches
  • Finished waist measurement 54 (62.5 72 79) 87.5 97.5 105 cm / 21 (24.5 28 31) 34.5 38.5 41 Inches
  • Arm length to underarm 43 (44 45 46) 47 48 49 cm / 17 (17.5 18 18) 18.5 19 19 Inches
  • Body length to armhole (short) 37 (38 39 41) 43 45 47 cm / 14.5 (15 15.5 16) 17 18 18.5 Inches
  • Body length to armhole (long) 40 (42 43 46) 49 51 53 cm / 16 (16.5 17 18 )19 20 21 Inches

Materials:

  • Lett-Lopi from Istex, 100% pure Icelandic wool, 50g/skein, 50g = ca.100m/109 yds; 6(7,7,8,8,9,9) skeins in main color (1404) and 1 skein in contrasting color (1409).
  • circular needles 4.5mm/US 7 and 5 mm/US 8, 80cm/32" long, using magic loop for smaller diameters or DPN's in same size

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers, darning needle, stitch holders, tape measure, sewing machine, edging band twice the length of the front edge, 7(7,7,7,8,8,8) snap buttons 1,5 cm / 0,4 inch and/or 7(7,7,7,8,8,8) buttons, medium size.

Suggested yarn:

109 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lett-Lopi from Istex

Colorway:

1404 and 1409

About Designer

About Designer

HeleneMagnusson on craftsy.com

Helene Magnusson is an Icelandic knitter with a degree in fashion and design. She is the hands, head and heart behind The Icelandic Knitter (icelandicknitter.com), a company dedicated to the Icelandic knitting heritage.

Helene began her professional life as a lawyer in Paris and worked for a decade as an Icelandic mountain guide and a hired girl in a sheep farm. Those skills richly informed ...

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