Gola by Laura Nelkin


February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in st st, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
750 - 1400 yards (686 - 1280 m)
Bust (Chest Circumference): 32 [35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55]”/ 81 [89, 99, 109, 119, 130, 140] cm Refer to the schematic for more detailed measurements.
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Gola is a DK weight version of Vindur.
Vindur means wind in Icelandic, and Gola means breeze!
Lighter weight yarn meant a less powerful wind : )!

Gola is a seamless asymmetrical sweater constructed in a simple but unusual way. First the right arm is worked from the cuff to the underarm and a short row sleeve cap is worked. Then stitches are provisionally cast on for the front and back. Then the shoulder is worked and the stitches are split for neckline shaping. The front and back are worked at the same time and rejoined to work the left shoulder. Then the front and back stitches are put on holders, and a short row sleeve cap is worked. Next, the left sleeve is worked to the wrist. Finally, the sweater is folded in half, and these two halves are joined together by a garter stitch side seam that is worked perpendicularly to them. These start at the hem and end at the cuff of the sleeve joining the front and the back of the sweater and sleeve together.

Since I did this I decided I wanted to play with color a bit…. the pattern is written for a single color, but I tell you how you can easily use multiple colors in the pattern. A variety of knitters have tested Gola and everyone used color differently!

I also include notes in the pattern for making your Gola longer, taking out the asymmetrical shaping, and modifying it to fit your hips…. have fun with this construction, it isn’t hard to manipulate to fit you!*
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750 (850, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400) yards/ 690 (780, 910, 1010, 1100, 1190, 1280) meters of DK weight yarn

Yarn I Used:
Horizontal Stripes- Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Rockwell (100% wool; 280 yd 256 m/ 4 oz 113 g); Dune (MC- 2), Adobe (A- 1), Bing Cherry (B- .5)
Vertical Stripes- YOTH, Big Sister (80% merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere; 231 yd 211 m/ 3.5 oz 100 g) Poppy Seed (MC- 2), Avocado (A- 1), Wild Rice (B- .5)

Bust (Chest Circumference):
32 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55”/ 81 89, 99, 109, 119, 130, 140 cm
Refer to the schematic for more detailed measurements.

XXS (XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
To fit bust 29 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52”/ 74 81, 91, 102, 112, 122, 132 cm with approximately 3”/ 7.5 cm ease.
Horizonal Stripes- Shown in size S on a 32” bust.
Vertical Stripes- Shown in size XS on a 32” bust.

17 sts x 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st, blocked (see Notes)

Helpful Tutorials:
Crochet Cast On
Lifted Increases
Working Gauge
Auditioning Yarn