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December 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2.75 mm (C)
872 - 1635 yards (797 - 1495 m)
XS, (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X), see notes
This pattern is available for free.

The Iðunn pattern is worked top-down, a method I truly love for sweaters, it is shaped in the back below the stranded pattern with short rows for a more flattering fit, the yoke pattern is quite short (very important for those of us with ample upper front sides) and as an option it contains short-row elbows. The elbow idea came to me after endless mending of sweater elbows -- in fact it’s very logical that the elbows are the weak point of the sweater -- arms bend, elbows stick out, fabric stretches -- so shaping the elbows with short rows, thus adding an extra bit of fabric just where it’s needed is a good preventive measure. If you are too excited, you can of course skip the elbow shaping and just finish the sleeves without shaping.

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
shown in size S below and 2X above

Chest: 34 (36, 40, 42, 44, 48, 50) inches
Length: 25 (26, 28, 30, 31, 33, 33) inches (measured at back)

Ístex Létt lopi (Light Lopi) (100% wool; 109yd/100m per 50g skein);

(MC) 0058: Dark grey heather 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins
(CC) 0051: White; 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s)
Kits for this sweater are available. See Pattern Notes regarding yarn substitution.