Sizes 34.25 (37.25, 40, 43.5, 47.5, 51.5)”/87 (94.5, 101.5, 110.5, 120.5, 131)cm bust circumference; modeled with about 2”/5cm positive ease.
Gauge 14 sts and 18 rows/rounds = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles
14 sts and 16 rows/rounds = 4”/10cm in stranded colorwork pattern on larger needles (go up in needle size if necessary)
Materials Malabrigo Chunky - 100% merino wool; 104yd/95m per 100g skein;
MC: Pearl Ten; 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins
CC1: Polar Morn; 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins
CC2: Continental; 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins
CC3: Apple Green; 1 skein
US 9/5.5mm: 24”/60cm, 32”/80cm circular needle and 16”/40cm and/or DPNs
US 10/6mm: 24”/60cm, 32”/80cm and 16”/40cm and/or DPNs (see Tips) or sizes needed to obtain gauge
Like its little sibling, Brandur, Hellisey gets its name from a tiny, craggy, volcanic island off the southern coast of Iceland in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. This cozy circular yoked pullover is inspired by Icelandic Lopapeysa style sweaters, but with a few notable differences. It’s worked from the top down, which allows for easy customization. Short-row shaping in the back yoke ensures a comfortable fit at the neckline, and gentle waist shaping keeps the silhouette relaxed but neat. Super-plush Malabrigo Chunky makes this a quick and snuggly knit.
-Be sure to swatch both in plain stockinette and the stranded colorwork pattern to ensure that your gauge matches for both. To keep your floats relaxed, go up a needle size (or more) for the colorwork sections if necessary.
-You’ll need needles for working small, medium, and large circumferences in the round for this sweater. If you prefer to use Magic Loop for small circumferences, you can forgo the 16”/40cm and/or DPNs in each size.
-On any round after working short rows, work wrapped stitches together with wraps as you come to them.