Katla by Lars Rains
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Katla

Knitting
November 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
763 - 1090 yards (698 - 997 m)
S (M, L, XL) to fit bust circumference of 34” (40”, 46”, 52”) [86.5 cm (101.5 cm, 117 cm, 132 cm)] with 2” [3-3.5 cm] of positive ease intended.

Many thanks to Linda Pratt of Westminster Fibers and Hulda Hákonardóttir of Ístex for the generous yarn support for this project.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference: 36” (42”, 48”, 54”) 90 cm (106 cm, 120 cm, 136 cm.
Pullover Length: 21¾” (24¼”, 26”, 27½”) 55 cm (61 cm, 66 cm, 70 cm).

YARN
Ístex Álafosslopi: 100% Icelandic wool; 109 yds 100 m per 3.5 oz 100 g skein.
Any color; 7 (8, 9, 10) skeins.

NEEDLES
US #10 6.0 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge;
Straight or circular needles for working flat.

US #8 5.0 mm, or two sizes smaller than gauge needles;
Straight or circular needles for working flat.
16” 40 cm circular needles for neckband.

NOTIONS
1 stitch marker (to indicate the end of round).
2 stitch holders or waste yarn (to hold live stitches at each saddle strap).
Blunt tapestry needle.
Blocking pins, if desired.

CONSTRUCTION NOTES
This garment is worked in pieces from the bottom up.
Directions for the Channel Island Cast On and the Icelandic Bind Off, as well as other useful information, can be found in the Special Techniques section of the book.
The back and front are worked flat from the hem to the shoulders with armhole shaping and front neck shaping.
The sleeves are worked flat from the cuff to the underarm and are shaped with paired, symmetrical increases, followed by sleeve cap shaping and saddle straps.
The stitches for the saddle straps are placed on stitch holders or waste yarn and are joined with stitches picked up from the back and the front for the neckband.
1x1 Ribbing is always worked using the smaller needles.

STITCH LEGEND
C2BW: Cross 2 Back on WS (sl 1 on cn, cnb, p1, p1 from cn).
C2F: Cross 2 Front (sl 1 on cn, cnf, k1, k1 from cn).
C4B: Cross 4 Back (sl 2 on cn, cnb, k2, k2 from cn).
C4F: Cross 4 Front (sl 2 on cn, cnf, k2, k2 from cn).
C8B: Cross 8 Back (sl 4 on cn, cnb, k4, k4 from cn).
C8F: Cross 8 Front (sl 4 on cn, cnf, k4, k4 from cn).
T3B: Twist 3 Back (sl 1 on cn, cnb, k2, p1 from cn).
T3F: Twist 3 Front (sl 2 on cn, cnf, p1, k2 from cn).
T4B: Twist 4 Back (sl 2 on cn, cnb, k2, p2 from cn).
T4F: Twist 4 Front (sl 2 on cn, cnf, p2, k2 from cn).

REQUIRED SKILLS
Basic knitting skills
Basic pullover construction
Cable knitting
Channel Island cast on
Charts and written instructions
Icelandic bind off
Knitting flat
Ribbing
Sewing pieces together
Simple decreases
Simple increases