Mini Icelandic Sweater by Megan Goodacre

Mini Icelandic Sweater

Knitting
September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (stocking) stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
540 - 810 yards (494 - 741 m)
3m (6m, 12m, 18m, 2y, 3y, 4y, 6y, 8y)

A lopapeysa is a traditional sweater from Iceland known for its fleecy wool, kaleidoscopic color patterns, and circular yoke. This miniature take on the Icelandic sweater is a great introduction to working in color. Use a hand-dyed superwash wool like the one show here, and you’ll make a beautiful heirloom—that’s washable too!

Finished measurements
Chest: 171/201/2, 211/4, 22, 231/2, 251/4, 271/2, 293/4) inches (44.5 48.5, 52, 54, 56, 59.5, 64, 70, 75.5 cm)

Skills needed
Knit/purl, stranded color work, grafting

Construction notes
The body and sleeves are worked in the round to the underarms and then joined. The yoke is worked in the round and decreased gradually to the neck opening. The underarm stitches are grafted using Kitchener stitch.