Sweater or cardigan (steeked). Slim fit: 0-5 cm/ 0-2” ease. Choose a larger size for a looser fit.
Cardigan shown in size 2.
Chest:89(98,106.5,115.5)124.5,133.5,142 cm/ 35(38.5,42,45.5)49,52.5,56”
Body length to underarm: 41(42,43,44)45,46,47 cm / 16(16.5,17,17.5)18,18,18.5”
Sleeve length to underarm: 46.5(46.5,47.5,48.5)49,50,51 cm/18.25(18.25,18.75,19)19.25,19.75,20”
Upper arm: 34.5(36.5,39,42)44.5,45.5,48 cm /13.5(14.25,15.25,16.5)17.5,18,19”
Wrist: 24.5(25.5,26.5,26.5)26.5,28,28 cm / 9.75(10,10.5,10.5)10.5,11,11”
Yoke depth at the back: 24(25,25,26)26.5,27.5,28 cm / 9.5(9.75,9.75,10.25)10.5,10.75,11”
Neckline: 39(41,42,44.5)45.5,48,50 cm / 15.25(16.25, 16.2,17.5)18,19,19.75”
Gauge: 10 cm/4” = 18 sts and 24 rows on 4.5 mm / US 7 needle
Wool: Léttlopi from Ístex, 100% new wool, 50g/skein = 100 m/114 yds
MC: shade 0056, 7(7,8,9)9,10,10 skeins
CC1: shade 0053, 1(1,2,2)2,2,2 skein(s)
CC2: shade 0051, 1(1,2,2)2,2,2 skein(s)
Other material: for the cardigan, a zipper the length of front opening.
Needles: 4 mm/US 6 and 4.5 mm/US 7 circular needles.
Magic loop is used for smaller diameters but you can use DPNs; crochet hook 3 mm.
Notions: darning needle, markers, stitch holders, scrap yarn for provisional CO.
Techniques: instructions are for a cardigan. Follow same instructions for a pullover unless stated otherwise (framed in box). The body is knitted in the round from the bottom-up with waist shaping. Then at the armholes, the back is knitted higher up back and forth, underarm stitches are set on hold, stitches for the shoulders are provisionally casted on and the yoke knitted in the round in stranded knitting. Stitches around the armholes are then set on needle and/or picked up and knit and the sleeves knitted from the top-down. Elbow shaping is worked with short rows. The cardigan is steeked.
Steek, provisional cast on and short rows using the yo method: you will find helpful illustrated tutorials on my website: http://icelandicknitter.com/en/support-tutorials/
Try steeking your swatch first!
Lopi stranded knitting with two colors: keep a good slack on the strands to ensure an elastic fit. You can also use a slightly bigger needle or turn your work inside out with the floats on the exterior side. Don’t catch the strands at the back of the work, it would show disgracefully on the front, let them float: they will felt slightly on the inside. Let the color you want to stand out more (your dominant color) floating underneath at the back, whereas the recessive color floats on top of it. Be consistent. To prevent tangling, it’s a good idea to keep your skeins apart, one on your left, one on your right. It is usual practice to keep the dominant color on the left, but whatever works best for you is fine.
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Errata: no mistakes have been found in this pattern