The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater

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Craftsy online courses
Craftsy provides education and tools to help you bring your creativity to life.
Craftsy provides education and tools to help you bring your creativity to life.
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Knit along with international designer Ragga Eiriksdottir as she teaches you how to create your own traditional Icelandic knit sweater from the top down. Work her Maren design almost entirely in the round and then transform your warm wool pullover into a fun cardigan with a secure steek. Ragga takes you on a journey into Icelandic culture as she knits, sharing stories from her country and its rich textile history. Pick up tips on using lopi yarn from Icelandic sheep, and get inspired by examples of other unique yoke patterns. As you create your lopapeysa you will learn techniques on how to shape, steek, and stylize your sweater with decorative ribbon and buttons. You may even pick up a few words in Icelandic! ### What You'll Learn * Knitting two and three colors in the round * German twisted and "two-needle stretchy" cast-ons * How to crochet and cut a steek * Working with lopi yarn: working gauge in the round, knitting, ... Knit along with international designer Ragga Eiriksdottir as she teaches you how to create your own traditional Icelandic knit sweater from the top down. Work her Maren design almost entirely in the round and then transform your warm wool pullover into a fun cardigan with a secure steek. Ragga takes you on a journey into Icelandic culture as she knits, sharing stories from her country and its rich textile history. Pick up tips on using lopi yarn from Icelandic sheep, and get inspired by examples of other unique yoke patterns. As you create your lopapeysa you will learn techniques on how to shape, steek, and stylize your sweater with decorative ribbon and buttons. You may even pick up a few words in Icelandic! ### What You'll Learn * Knitting two and three colors in the round * German twisted and "two-needle stretchy" cast-ons * How to crochet and cut a steek * Working with lopi yarn: working gauge in the round, knitting, blocking * Shaping using short rows, increases, and decreases * Personalizing the sweater with ribbing patterns * Adding crochet buttonholes * Finishing steeked edges with ribbon ### What You'll Make Ragga's own sweater pattern is FREE with purchase of the class. Pick your size among a 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 50)" bust circumference. ### What You'll Need * Intermediate knitting skills, including knitting in the round and following a color work chart * 3.5mm/US4 and 4.5mm/US7 80cm/32" circular needles or DPNs * Lettlopi (9-15 50g skeins) or similar light worsted/DK yarn * Buttons, decorative ribbon, and a crochet hook Ragga Eiriksdottir uses the [Lettlopi Icelandic in Glacier Blue Heather, White and Sun Yellow](http://www.craftsy.com/supplies/kit/icelandic-sweater- kit-129/49) for the Icelandic Sweater.
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