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Finished Marin

Created in this Craftsy Course

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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Classic, Casual
tjmojo on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Lettlopi Iclandic Wool in dark brown, beige, and rust

tjmojo on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? My floats not being too tight. I'm ambidextrous, so I knit with both hands. When I do color work, I hold the yarn in both hands. Sometimes this can cause my gauge to be slightly off. With this sweater, my gauge stayed really consistent throughout the color work.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The techniques are pretty straightforward, so I can see this being a great project for an adventurous/advanced beginner. I'm a little above average height (5'7") with long arms, so I added about 3 or so inches to both the body and the arm length of the size 34". I used my favorite sweater, according to Ragga's advice, to customize the Marin to fit the way I like. I wasn't so sure about the Lettlopi yarn because it felt a little rough to the touch to me, but after I washed it (I used eucalan), it became soft and cozy. The sweater is lightweight but warm, and it was perfect for the rainy, cold winter Seattle day yesterday.

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turned out beautiful, love your colors too.

02/11/2013 Flag

Thanks! I.

02/11/2013 Flag

Lovely shape color WORK!! You make me feel like taking this class Now!!!! Thanks for your comment On Accola. Will post better pictures this is not the real color!!!!

02/14/2013 Flag

You should take it. I've knit a lot of sweaters, but Marin is my favorite. :)

02/15/2013 Flag

hi again, It looks like your Marin is fitted - and fits you perfectly . You mentioned customizing, did you add shaping at the waist? I really like how it looks slimmer than the original.

02/16/2013 Flag

I didn't add shaping, instead, I chose my exact bust size so there is not really any positive ease. Maybe just an inch. I didn't change the width, but I added several inches to the length. That doesn't really translate in the photo, I think. Although the sweater isn't heavy/bulky, I feel that it has a nice drape, which helps with the slimming effect.

02/17/2013 Flag

Beautiful work, I have the class but haven't knit it yet, it will be my first sweater..(which I will start after my lace knitting jag is over..lol). You have definitely inspired me to start, the fit looks really great.

03/08/2013 Flag

Perfect fit and finishing!

09/01/2013 Flag