Swatch

This colorful glasses or pencils case will teach you how to make short rows with yarn over, with wrapped yarn over and floating yarn over, to bind off on 4 needles and eventually to practice the steek. Swatch is also the swatch you ought to make if you were going to knit my Lopi Affection Icelandic sweater! Knitting a swatch is something many of us knitters are are reluctant to do but swatching doesn’t have to be boring! 

Swatch comes of course for free with the Lopi Affection pattern!

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Swatch

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Lopi Affection + FREE Swatch

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The pattern story

Hélène tells us more about the pattern

Knitting a swatch is something many of us knitters are are reluctant to do but swatching doesn't have to be boring! This colorful glasses or pencils case will teach you how to make short rows with yarnovers, with wrapped yarn overs and floatting is in reality the swatch you ought to make if you are going to knit my Lopi Affection Icelandic sweater! It will be helpful to:

- Check your gauge and ensure the sweater fits perfectly.

- Learn and practice short rows, using yarn overs, wrapped yo and what I call “stranded yo", a method I figured out especially to make this sweater design possible without too much ends to darn (or “univented” as EZ would put it).

- Optionally practice the Icelandic steek on your swatch, far less frightening than on a whole sweater!

- Choose the best color combination with your 3 favourite colors , out of the 58 shades of Léttlopi available… and of course since you can use any suitable DK of equivalent weight it makes the possibilities absolutely endless!

- And finally you will learn the four needles bind-off!

You can join the Ravelry  Swatch  KAL and show off your colors plus a chance to win a kit in the colors of your choice until November 10th!

LYS, if you are interested in using this tutorial or teaching a class using this pattern, please contact me prior.

Have fun!

EDIT: this pattern used to be free but because of copyright violations, I decided to have it for sale for 1 symbolic €. Of course it is free with the Lopi affection pattern: it is the swatch you ought to make after all!

 

The designer

Hélène Magnússon is a leading knit designer in Iceland, the author of many books about traditional Icelandic knitting and the editor of The Icelandic Knitter. She likes to put a new spin on Icelandic traditions. She began her professional life as a lawyer in Paris before she made a complete life change and moved to Iceland, where she studied textile and fashion at Iceland Academy of the Arts and worked as a hired girl in a sheep farm and a mountain guide. The varied skills she learned in those early years richly inform the hiking and knitting tours she passionately guides in collaboration with tour operator Icelandic Mountain Guides. 

 

Wool, sizes  & info

The pattern

Wool: Léttlopi by Ístex, 100% new wool, 50g/skein, 50g = ca.100m/109 yds: 3 colors MC, CC1 and CC2

Needles: 4,5 mm / US 7 circ needle and /or DPN’s

Gauge: 10 cm/4” = 18 sts and 24 rows on needle 4,5 mm/US 7

Techniques: short rows with yo, wrapped yo's and floatting yo's, bind-off on 4 needles

Pattern: once you've made your paiement, you will receive an email with a link to dowload the pattern PDF . We don't send patterns by snailmail.

Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern.