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Finished Maren

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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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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Lettlopi

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What are you most proud of? I fixed the steeked edge! The crochet was too full and caused the front edges to flare after the sweater was cut. I removed all of the crochet and carefully knitted on seed stitch button bands with a much smaller needle. Then I whipped the raw edges to the back for a neat finish. I found the ribbon to be a little stiff. I think that the finished project looks great!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This project is great fun! Don't be too afraid of cutting your knitting because almost anything can be repaired. Be sure to use a very small crochet hook if you are going to do the crocheted steek.

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Francie would you consider writing out your button band instructions for new knitters like me? I am still at the stage where I need it all in front of me to check and recheck. I love your fix of the band. Very nice!

01/22/2013 Flag

For the front bands, I picked up 3 stitches for every 4 with a knitting needle 2 sizes smaller (size5 for mine.) then I just did a seed stitch for 3 rows. I did buttonholes by using the 3stitch inline standard method, then 2 more seed stitch rows. I hoe this helps anyone who wants to try it.

01/23/2013 Flag

Thank you very much!

02/27/2013 Flag

FrancieB thank you so much for spelling it out for me. I think I could actually do this. I am almost at the point where I need to decide on a rib stitch for the bottom of the sweater. I will keep your directions for later. Thanks again!

02/24/2013 Flag

I love your button band! I am definitely doing mine this way. I might have to ask you questions. I see that you have written it out below., but I'm pretty new to these techniques. Beautiful job!

03/12/2013 Flag

just beautiful. love the front band

04/01/2013 Flag