Kristín is a lovely Icelandic yoke sweater designed by Margrét Halldórsdóttir from Móakot. I’m very happy to be able to offer you this beautiful design, which I joyfully reknitted with Gilitrutt Tvíband, my own soft Icelandic lambswool yarn. Note that the pattern is only available in print and includes a letter to the knitter and a leather Móakot tag to sew on you finished sweater, as well as knitting notes from myself.

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Yarn used: Gilitrutt


Kristín, printed pattern + PDF notes in English + leather tag

19 €


Krístin KIT (wool + print pattern + leather tag + PDF notes)

from 109 €

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Hélène tells us more about the pattern

Kristín is part of a collection of sweaters of similar facture made by Margrét under the name The Settlement Daughters & Sons. The beautiful motif in the yoke can be found in a Old Icelandic pattern manuscript, known as Sjónabók.

The printed pattern is accompanied by notes from myself: they are meant to clarify some points that were unclear and I also asked Margrét to add two sizes to the pattern. The notes come in the form of a PDF and don't include the charts that are in the printed pattern.

It also includes a letter to the knitter and a leather Móakot tag to sew on you finished cardigan.

On my website, you will find helpful tutorials illustrating some techniques used in this pattern, such as the steek.

 Margrét Halldórdottir is an Icelandic designer of sweaters under the name Móakot. When she's not designing, she's a psychologist.


Wool, sizes  & info

The pattern

Sizes: S(M,L)XL, XXL

Sample shown in size M.

Finished measurements:

Chest circumference: 84(87,97)105.5,112 cm/ 33 (34.25,38.25)41.5,44.25”

Body length to underarm: 44(45,45)46,47 cm/ 17.25(17.75,17.75)18,18.5”

Sleeve length to underarm: 46(48,49)50,50 cm/ 18(19,19.25)19.75,19.75”


Gilitrutt Tvíband from Hélène Magnússon, 100% new wool, 100% Icelandic lambswool, plied lace weight, 2 ply, 25 g skein = 112 m/ 122 yds
A: Askja blue:  9(9,10)11,12 skeins
B: Westfjord green: 1(1,2)2,2 skeins
C: Hafra beige: 1 skein in all sizes

Other color combinations shown: A, B, C
Hafra beige, Natural white, Natural brown
Basalt grey, Natural white, Raven black

Needles: circ and/or DPNs 3.5 mm/US 4 needle; crochet hook 3 mm

Gauge: 24 sts x 36 rows on 3.5 mm/US 4 needle 


The body and the sleeves are worked in the round from te bottom up. At the armholes, they are combined on one needle and the yoke knitted. The sweater is steeked (cut) once finished to make a cardigan. Crochet picot finishing at the edges.

Pattern: the pattern is in print only and will be sent by snailmail. Only the notes made by Hélène are in the form of a PDF. Once you've made your payment, you will receive an email with a link to download the notes PDF in English language.  

Kit: includes the yarn and the pattern as described above. Kit doesn’t include the needles and notions. Shipping costs are not included in the price. 

Errata: no mistake has been found in this pattern