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Elka / Design 19

Knitting
January 1983
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in St st with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
880 - 1210 yards (805 - 1106 m)

Traditional unisex Icelandic cardigan with colorwork details. Model is pictured wearing a hat for which instructions are also provided (Elka Hat in Best of Lopi, page 103, and Design 20 in the Álafoss and Reynolds booklets).

Notes for people using Best of Lopi: Elka can be found on page 10. Schematics are included, and the pattern has been reworked to include one more size and feature different measurements than the versions from Álafoss and Reynolds. Information that appears only in this book is displayed in bold below.

Sizes
* Women’s 8-10 (Women’s 12, Women’s 14, Women’s 16/Men’s Small, Men’s Medium, Men’s Large)
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL)
* To Fit Bust/Chest - 32.5 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42)” / 83 (87, 92, 97, 102, 107) cm

Finished Measurements

  • Bust/Chest - 34.75 (36.75, 38.5, 40.75, 42.25, 44.5)” / (88, 93.5, 98, 103.5, 107, 112) cm
  • Chest - 35 (37, 38.5, 41, 42, 44, 46.5)” / 88 (92, 96, 102, 106, 110, 116) cm
  • Length to underarm - 16 (16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18)” / 41 (41, 41, 43, 43, 43, 45) cm

Yarn

  • MC - 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6) balls #51 White or #240 Golden Green
  • Color A - 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls #53 Natural Brown or #10 Dark Denim Heather
  • Colors B & C - 1 each #86 Light Beige and #85 Beige or #209 Smokey Fuchsia and #392 Rust

Additional Materials

  • 8 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10) 0.75”/ 19 mm buttons
  • 3 stitch holders

Charts Five colorwork patterns used on cuffs, yoke, and collar.