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Jo's Top-Down Maren 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 Casual, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Lett Lopi

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What are you most proud of? Not screwing up the steek.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Some people find the armholes tight when following the pattern. Try it on before joining at the underarms and add extra rows if you need to before joining.

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Loved the class, love this project. Thanks Ragga!

05/23/2013 Flag

LOVELY!! Glad you enjoyed it :)

05/24/2013 Flag

THANK YOU Ragga! I really enjoyed the class, and since this spring is so unseasonably cold, I've been wearing it every day!

05/31/2013 Flag

Beautifully knitted, Icelandic sweater! Did you add extra rows to the armholes? Please, share what size you knit... I keep going back and forth between a 32 or a 34. Going to wash my swatch, to see how much the fabric changes. Concerned to make it too small/not drape well and of making it too big...Interesting to see, that clothing might look, "blah," on somebody, yet going up or down a size, completely changes, "blah," to "wow!" You knit such a marvelous piece-Hope you enjoy wearing it, for many years to come!!

05/30/2013 Flag

34. I did not add rows under the arms but probably should have. The sweater holds its shape well (the Lopi is light)), so I wouldn't worry about it stretching over time. Keep trying it on as you go and you can adjust the fit. Thanks!

05/31/2013 Flag

what colours are these? Looks strikingly lovely! :)

06/22/2013 Flag

Thank you! These are white, mustard, and stone blue heather.

06/28/2013 Flag

Love your Icelandic Sweater!!! You are obviously a skilled knitter! Love your color selection.

07/06/2013 Flag