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Scandinavian Sampler Knitted Pullover

from Scruffy Dog Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Scandinavian Sampler Knitted Pullover
Scandinavian Sampler Knitted Pullover
Scandinavian Sampler Knitted Pullover
Scandinavian Sampler Knitted Pullover

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Work with 2 colors in a row
  • Follow a chart for color placement

Pattern Description:

Scandinavian stranded motifs have always appealed to me. I love how clean and fluid they are in some cases, yet crisply geometric in others. This Scandinavian Sampler Pullover displays a variety of these motifs, worked in non-traditional color combinations while echoing the practise in Shetland Fair Isle knitting, of subtle color blending.

The corrugated ribbing used in the cuffs and neckband is also subtly blended in the background.

The overall effect is, I think, interesting and pleasing to the eye.

This garment is timeless both in style and materials: it can be made using six colours you have on hand, or you can actually acquire the original yarn used here, by contacting Briggs & Little Woolen Mills in Harvey, New Brunswick, Canada. You can find information at www.briggsandlittle.com.

NOTE Regarding Yardage: this is based on acquiring full skeins of yarn for the color range; some colors do not require a full skein.


17 sts and 23 rows = 4" (10cm) in charted fair isle pattern on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Chest Meas 41 (43, 45.5, 48.5) inches; 104 (109, 115.5, 123) cm
  • Length from Shoulder 23.5 (24, 24.5, 26) inches; 59.5 (61, 62, 66) cm


  • Briggs & Little wool yarn, 10 - 11, 113g (4 oz) skeins
  • 4-5 skeins Main Color; 2 skeins of second color; 1 ea of 4 other colors (pattern will specify)
  • one pair knitting needles size 3.75mm
  • one pair knitting needles size 5.00mm
  • Stitch holders
  • darning/tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

2100 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Briggs and Little Heritage and Regal, 100% pure wool yarns


Khaki, maroon, naturals, white