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The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater taught by Ragga Eiríksdóttir

Designer Ragga Eiríksdóttir teaches you how to knit a fun, authentic Icelandic sweater from the top down and in the round.

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What materials did you use? Lopi

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What are you most proud of? The finishing. It was a challenge.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Add stitches to the steek, it will give you more control over the finishing.

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Thanks. The finishing on the steeked edge was a little difficult to figure out at first. My crocheted edge was to wavy no matter how small a crochet hook I used so I decided to go with a knitted ribbed edge instead and feel good about how it came out. I'm happy the way the mistake stitch rib looked at the bottom edges. It's a comfortable sweater.

11/17/2013 Flag

I used a knitted rib, also, and did a ribbing for the bottom and cuffs. I love to wear mine, so warm and cozy! I also added three steek stitches instead of one and needle felted the steek stitches before cutting them. It was less scary for me, and it made a nice felted selvedge which had no way of loosening stitches.

01/29/2014 Flag

Love your sweater.

11/29/2013 Flag

Thanks. This was my first Icelandic sweater. I've been knitting a long time and enjoyed learning something new.

12/13/2013 Flag

Beautiful.

12/01/2013 Flag

Thanks. I appreciate the positive comments.

12/13/2013 Flag

What colors did you choose? Your sweater is gorgeous!

12/03/2013 Flag

Thanks. I bought the yarn through this site. The main color is light blue with the yoke pattern in cream and yellow.

12/13/2013 Flag

Beautiful work!

01/29/2014 Flag