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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Aran (10 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Classic, Casual
HeatherMurray on craftsy.com

What needles did you use? US 7 / 4.5 mm / UK 7

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What materials did you use? Istex Lett-Lopi Main colour 1403 Contrasts 1406 and 9423

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? To turn this into a pullover I changed the beginning of the round to be behind my left shoulder rather than in the middle of the front, so that it would be less noticeable. Then after the ribbing and the increase row with the switch to larger needles, I didn't cast on the extra stitch that would be used as the steek stitch for the cardigan. Then I followed the chart as the pattern instructs, except that I just kept repeating the bit inside the red box without the extra bit you have at the beginning and ending of the round for the cardigan. To make my size I worked on a basis of 36 pattern repeats, then added an extra 8 sts just to the front after the yoke increases. My tension was about 18 sts to 10cm, so this gave me a chest circumference of 42 inches (zero ease). I decreased just on the back for the waist down to 40 inches (3 inches of positive ease), and then increased back up to 42 inches (zero ease) for the hip.

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Wonderful job!! This looks beautiful!

09/02/2014 Flag

Thank you :-) It was fun to knit, and is very cosy and warm.

09/05/2014 Flag

Lovely! Would you mind sharing your pattern alterations in order to make this a pullover?

10/29/2014 Flag

Thank you :-) And thank you for reminding me that I had put note on my Ravelry project but forgot to put them here too. It turns out my ramblings were too long for the comments (oh dear!) so I have put them in the bit at the top about the project. I hope that makes sense.

10/31/2014 Flag