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Loki

Knitting
December 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2, 4, 6, 7, 8 years

Loki is a comfortable and warm Lopapeysa knit from the popular Lopi light produced by the Icelandic wool factory Ístex. The pattern is classic and so are the colors. Although, changing the colors is really easy and totally up to you.

In spite of Loki’s traditional appearance, the top-down method used to knit it is not the usual way Icelandic knitters use when knitting the popular Lopapeysas. Some knitters, including me, really like knitting from the top. If this is your first top-down project I’m sure the method will grow on you – the advantages are huge. For example, your piece of knitting looks like something you can actually wear right from the start, you can try it on whenever you like and you can more easily modify and make changes as you go. All the methods and techniques used are covered on my DVD.

Sizes:
2 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 8 years

Finished measurements
Bust: 59 – 62 – 68 – 70 – 74 cm/23 – 24 – 27 – 28 – 29”
Sleeves from underarm: 22 – 27 – 29.5 – 32 – 35 cm/8.7 – 10.6 – 11.6 – 12.6 – 13.8”
Length from underarm: 20 – 22 – 24 – 27 – 29 cm/7.9 – 8.7 – 9.4 – 10.6 – 11.4”

Gauge: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 4×4 inches / 10×10 cm

Materials
Yarn: Lopi light 50g/3.52oz skeins, 100m/110yards
Main color: 0086, light beige heather, 3 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 5 skeins
Pattern color 1: 0053, acorn heather, 1 skein
Pattern color 2: 00051, white, 1 skein

Needles: 32”/80cm circular needles and double pointed needles No. US4/3.5mm and US6/4.5mm

Other: two pieces of scrap yarn, 2 stitch markers, darning needle and a crochet hook US G(6)/4mm. A zipper or buttons for a cardigan.

Methods and techniques
The sweater is knit top-down. Start by casting on at the neckline using German twisted cast on, work ribbing at the neck, follow the pattern to knit the yoke, working increases as the yoke grows and widens, place sleeve stitches on pieces of scrap yarn, continue with the body and at the end knit each sleeve. For cardigans you will need to steek the sweater at the end… but don’t panic, Lopi is the perfect yarn for steeking, and a detailed description can be found both in the pattern and on the DVD.