Bjarni always wears the lopi sweater knitted for him by his grandmother. He keeps filling his pockets with all sorts of little objects he finds. He doesn’t like to wear socks even in the middle of the winter and he rides his bicycle everyday, no matter how bad the weather is. His favourite food is dried fish with a bit of butter.
The pattern is for a set of clothes for Bjarni (the pattern for the doll itself is not included and must be purchased separately): a striped hooded sweatshirt with a front pocket, a comfy lopi sweater with a front pocket, a pair of trousers with appliqué pockets at front and back and a pair of red sneakers. All the pieces are knitted in the round with minimum sewing to make it just as fun to knit than to play with!
Meet Bjarni in the 4th episode of “The adventures of Theodóra”, short stories about Theodóra, the charming little doll created by Hélène Magnússon.
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 amazing hiking and knitting tours she passionately guides in collaboration with tour operator Icelandic Mountain Guides.
Size: to fit doll Bjarni 39 cm/ 15.5” tall:
Gauges: 4×4”/10x10cm st st
= 19 sts on needle 4 mm/US 6 with Léttlopi;
= 21 sts on needle 3.5 mm/ US with Einband
Needles: 2.5, 3.5 and 4 mm/US 2, 4 and 6 circular needle and/or DPN’s
Yarn: Léttlopi from Ístex, 100% new wool, unspun, light twist, medium weight, 50g/skein, 50g = ca.100m/109 yds
MC: mustard #9264 (Lopi sweater), 25g
CC1: black heather #0005 (Lopi sweater), 5g
CC2 : white #0051 (Lopi sweater), 5g
CC3: lapis blue heather #1403 (trousers), 10 g
Einband from Ístex, 100% wool, lace-weight, 1-ply, 50gr/skein, 50g = ca. 225m/246 yds
CCa: grey #1027 (sweatshirt), 10 g
CCb: white #0851 (sweatshirt and shoes) 10 g
CCc: crimson #0047 (shoes) 5 g
CCd: black #0059 (shoes) 2 meters
Notions: markers, 4 little safety pins, darning and tapestry needle
Techniques: The yoke sweater is worked in the round. At the armhole, body and sleeves are combined on one needle and stranded yoke pattern knitted in the round. Pocket is knitted and sewn afterwards.
Trousers: legs are worked from the bottom up in the round then combined on one needle. Bottom is shaped with short rows.
The hooded sweat-shirt is knitted in the round. At the armholes, sleeves and body are combined and the yoke shaped with raglan decreases. Hood is knitted back and forth.
The sneakers are knitted in one piece, first the sole, then sts picked up all around and the shoe knitted in the round with color work.
Kit: the kit contains the wool but not the needles or the other material. The kit doesn’t include the pattern that must be purchased separately. Shipping costs are not included
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