Flugeldar by Kiyomi Burgin

Flugeldar

Knitting
January 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
763 - 1199 yards (698 - 1096 m)
32 (36, 38½, 43, 46, 50) ins/ 81 (91.5, 98, 109, 117, 127) cm
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This unisex sweater starts with a neutral shade that forms the background for an explosion of bright contrasting colours, a salute to a true Icelandic Flugeldar.
Flugeldar or fireworks burst around the yoke, while shaping and construction stay true (well mostly true, if you don’t count the back short row shaping!) to traditional Icelandic lopapeysas that are popular worldwide today.

SIZES

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Finished Bust Circumference: 32 (36, 38½, 43, 46, 50) ins/ 81 (91.5, 98, 109, 117, 127) cm

Intended Ease: 2–4 ins/ 5-10 cm positive easeBlack sample shown is size 32ins/ 81cm with 2 ins/ 5 cm positive ease on modelBrown sample shown is size 43ins/ 109 cm with 3 ins/ 7.5 cm positive ease on model

MATERIALS

Recommended Yarn
Istex Létt Lopi (100% Icelandic Wool; 109yd/ 100m per 1.75oz/ 50g ball)

Yarn Amounts for Women’s Sizes (black version)
MC: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10)(11, 12, 13, 14) balls in #0059 Black
or approx 595 (680, 780, 860, 970)(1060, 1160, 1270, 1370) m / 655 (750, 855, 945, 1065)(1165, 1275, 1395, 1505) yds
CC1: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) in #1413 Lilac Heather
or approx 80 (80, 90, 100, 110)(120, 120, 130, 135) m / 90 (90, 100, 105, 120)(130, 130, 140, 145) yds
CC2: 1 ball in #1404 Glacier Blue Heather
or approx 35 (35, 40, 45, 50)(55, 55, 60, 65) m / 40 (40, 45, 50, 55)(60, 60, 65, 70) yds
CC3: 1 ball in #9264 Mustard
or approx 30 (30, 35, 40, 45)(50, 50, 55, 60) m / 35 (35, 40, 45, 50)(55, 55, 60, 65) yds

Yarn Amounts for Men’s Sizes (brown version)
MC: 7 (8, 9, 9, 11)(12, 13, 14, 15) balls in #0867 Chocolate Heather
or approx 625 (715, 810, 890, 1010)(1105, 1205, 1320, 1420) m / 685 (785, 890, 980, 1110)(1210, 1325, 1450, 1560) yds
CC1: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2)(2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) in #0086 Light Beige Heather
or approx 80 (80, 90, 100, 110)(120, 120, 130, 135) m / 90 (90, 100, 105, 120)(130, 130, 140, 145) yds
CC2: 1 ball in #9423 Lagoon Heather
or approx 35 (35, 40, 45, 50)(55, 55, 60, 65) m / 40 (40, 45, 50, 55)(60, 60, 65, 70) yds
CC3: 1 ball in #1410 Orange
or approx 30 (30, 35, 40, 45)(50, 50, 55, 60) m / 35 (35, 40, 45, 50)(55, 55, 60, 65) yds

Yarn Substitute Ideas ($ - $$$)

(Sticky non-superwash wool suggested but not limited to)

  • Briggs & Little Heritage
  • Drops Nepal
  • Novita Natura
  • Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted
  • Jamieson’s of Shetland Shetland Heather
  • Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted
  • Peace Fleece Worsted

Needles

US7/ 4.5mm circular needle 32in/ 80cm (or longer for larger sizes)

US7/ 4.5mm circular needle 16in/ 40cm

US5/ 3.75mm circular needle 32in/ 80cm (or longer for larger sizes)

US5/ 3.75mm circular needle 16in/ 40cm

US7/ 4.5mm double pointed needles (dpns), or preferred needle style for small circumference knitting in the round

US5/ 3.75mm dpns, or preferred needle style for small circumference knitting in the round

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions

Stitch markers (one being unique), stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle

GAUGE

18 sts x 24 rows= 4 ins/ 10 cm in St st on larger needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTES

The body and sleeves of this pullover are knit in the round from the bottom up to the underarms, and then are joined to work the yoke in one piece. Short row shaping is used to create a more comfortable fit in the back after the yoke is joined in round. Stranded colourwork technique is used for the yoke motifs, with some rounds carrying up to three strands at the same time. Additional colours are added in duplicate stitch to the yoke at the end. Different body and sleeve lengths are given for women’s and men’s sizes.