This is a yoke chart for an icelandic sweater. Either make or find instructions for an icelandic sweater and then replace the yoke chart with the one provided here. The pattern is a repeat of 16 sts. You could get the instructions f.ex. from istex.is in book Nr. 28, project nr. 3 "Riddari".
The chart begins with row 16 of the joke, until then just knit up straight.
This "Aegishjalmur" is an ancient magic symbol meaning:
Helm of awe; to induce fear and to protect against abuse of power and all evil!
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My mother taught me how to knit when I was little... I think I knitted my first sweater when I was about 12... I used to knit under the table in school when I could get away with it...and I have not stopped knitting since:). I am offering a knitting holiday in Iceland: http://www.facebook.com/KnittingInIceland
I am also an architect and designer:)