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Avens

Knitting
October 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with Size 7 Needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1635 - 2616 yards (1495 - 2392 m)
32”, 35½”, 39”, 42½”, 46¼”, 49¾”, 53¼”, 56¾”
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Avens is inspired by the traditional Icelandic sweater known as Lopapeysa. Avens is worked in the round from the bottom up with a two-color corrugated ribbing. The sweater is designed with a slightly fitted waistline. The yoke is flattering to all body types and is worked in a multi-color design (easily adaptable to a single color if preferred). There is a coordinating border above the corrugated ribbing. The colorwork is inspired by the official flower of Iceland – The Mountain Aven.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
32” (35½”, 39”, 42½”, 46¼”, 49¾”, 53¼”, 56¾”)
Intended Ease +2 inches
Sweater is shown in size 35½” with approx. 2 inches of positive ease.

GAUGE
18 stitches and 24 rows equals 4 inches in stockinette stitch with Size A needles after blocking.

18 inches and 24 rows equals 4 inches in corrugated ribbing and colorwork pattern for Yoke and Border Chart worked in Size B needles after blocking.

MATERIALS

Yarn
Sweater is shown in Ístex Léttlopi yarn (109 yds/50g) – colors and amount of yarn as follows:
Ash Heather (0056) MC - 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins
981 (1090, 1199, 1308, 1417,1635, 1744) yd
900 (1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) m
White (0051) CC1 - 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins
218 (218, 327, 327, 327, 436, 436, 436) yds
200 (200, 300, 300, 300, 400, 400, 400) m
Pink Heather (1412) CC2 - 1 skein (109 yds/100 m) all sizes
Lapis Blue Heather (1403) CC3 - 1 skein (109 yds/100 m) all sizes
Spring Green Heather (1406) CC4 - 1 skein (109 yds/100m) all sizes)
Glacier Blue Heather (1404) CC5 - 1 skein (109 yds/100m) all sizes)

Needles
Size A for Main Fabric US Size 7 (4.5mm) 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs
Size B for Corrugated Ribbing and Colorwork US Size 8 (5.0 mm) 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs
Size US Size 5 for Neckband (3.75mm) 16” circular needles

Notions
Stitchmarkers, stitchholders or scrap yarn, tapestry needle

NOTE: Colorwork Pattern is charted only.