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Studies In Ice Dress

$4.75

Product Description

Short Description:  As a child my father was stationed at the NATO base in Keflavik Iceland. At the time there were no knitters in my family, but my father had some local friends who knit the iconic Icelandic yoked sweaters. The Icelandic lopapeysa still triggers fond memories for me. Designing a sweater inspired by the lopapeysa was a call back to my childhood years spent in Iceland, one which I can appreciate differently now as a knitter and knitwear designer.  

Skaftafell was first published in amirisu Winter 2015. I knew I wanted to redesign this sweater to be knit in an Icelandic yarn. I realized that, as it has no colorwork on the arms or lower body, it would be simple to add more chart options to the original.

The sweater is knit in the round from the bottom up. Body and sleeves are knit seamlessly and joined, and a combination of raglan and circular yoke decreases are worked for a more flattering fit. Additional decreases are incorporated into the colorwork charts. Short rows are worked before the colorwork to raise the back neck. In addition to four colorwork yoke options, Studies in Ice can be worked as a crew neck or funnel neck, and with a ribbed hem or garter stitch hem. Modifications are included for men, which include longer sleeves and body and broader shoulders (more stitches at the colorwork
yoke.) You can adjust the fit for individuals by playing with the ratio of raglan decreases to chart repetitions.
For instance, if you’d like a slimmer yoke/shoulder, work more raglan decreases. Each round of raglan decreases = one chart repeat. So each raglan decrease round you add will take away a chart repeat, and each you subtract will add a chart repeat.  Also note that each chart is slightly different in where the decreases are placed, and will fit slightly different.

Gauge: 18 stitches and 26 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch (after blocking)

Finished Measurements: Finished Chest Measurements: 33.75 (37.75, 42.25, 46.25, 49.75, 54.25)” / 85.5 (96, 107.5, 117.5, 126.5, 138) cm intended to be worn with 4-6 inches of positive ease

Materials Used: Alafoss Lett Lopi; (100% Icelandic Wool 109 yds / 100 m per 50g)

Yardage
For Skaftafelll (Option A) and
Jokulsarlon (Option C)
(MC) 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins or approx 845 (930, 1055, 1200, 1345, 1480, 1660) yd, 1014 (1155, 1315, 1470, 1615, 18150 m worsted weight yarn
(CCA) 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins or approx 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) yd, 100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 150) m worsted weight yarn
(CCB) 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins or approx 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) yd, 100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 150) m worsted weight yarn

For Vatnajokull (Option B) and
Seydisfjordur (Option D)
(MC) 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins or approx 845 (930, 1055, 1200, 1345, 1480, 1660) yd, 1014 (1155, 1315, 1470, 1615, 18150 m worsted weight yarn
(CCA) 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins or approx 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) yd, 100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 150) m worsted weight yarn

Needle Size: 

  • One US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needle
  • One US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle
  • One set of US 7 (4.5 mm) Double Pointed Needles or size needle to obtain gauge

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