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Ginny's Blue Jeans Icelandic Sweater

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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 Traditional
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What materials did you use? Lettlopi

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What are you most proud of? I wanted to use more colors in the yoke so I broke the pattern up into smaller sections and used 5 colors - white, ash, heaven blue, lapis blue and navy. I especially like the subtle change between the white and ash because it shows the contrast of the darker colors well while adding a bit of interest..

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The hardest part for me was reading the chart. I haven't made a multi color pattern since the 80's and the prescription in my glasses has increased over the years. To make it easier I printed out the chart and wrote the colors to be used in each box using just 1 or 2 capital letters so I could read them easily. The other advice I would give is to check each row for accuracy before going on to the next row. It's a lot easier to take out 1 row than several.

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Love those colors, which I would have done that to mine.

01/10/2013 Flag

Ahhhh! Beautiful. You have inspired my colour choices.

01/13/2013 Flag

Beautiful choice of colors! I'm shopping for yarn so I can start knitting

01/13/2013 Flag

Which of the colors is your main body color?

01/25/2013 Flag

The main body color is light ash heather.

03/22/2013 Flag

Just self taught myself to Fair Isle knit, would love to try this sweater out, you do BEAUTIFUL Work, perfect colors for Blue Jean LOVERS!!! Thank you for being on here for us knitters.LINDA

03/17/2013 Flag

Thanks so much Linda. I pretty much live in my jeans so it was a goodx choice for me. I've gotten a lot done since the photo. I really need to get in gear and finish it.

03/22/2013 Flag