Nordic Star by Ann Budd
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Nordic Star

August 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
585 - 650 yards (535 - 594 m)
28 (32)" (71 (81.5) cm) chest/bust circumference

Pattern description from Folk Style: “The inspiration for this playful pullover was the traditional six-point star motif used in Scandinavian designs. Using graph paper, Ann Budd blew up a single star motif to fill the entire front of a sweater. To break from tradition, she used a contemporary cropped pullover shape with stand-up collar and worked it in a bulkier-than-expected yarn in the unconventional color combination of burnt orange and burgundy. For a bit of finishing detail, the cuffs and lower body are trimmed with a clean hem with a picot edge.”

Finished Size: 28 (32)“ (71 (81.5) cm) chest/bust circumference.

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Classic Elite Bazic Wool (100% superwash wool; 65 yd (59 m)/50 g): #2958 barn red (MC) 8 (9) balls and #2985 marigold (orange, CC), 1 ball.


  • Body and sleeves - size 9 (5.5 mm): straight and 16” (40 cm) circular (cir).
  • Hem and collar - size 8 (5 mm): straight and 16” (40 cm) cir.
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: One needle 3 or 4 sizes smaller than main needles for joining hem facings; markers (m); tapestry needle.