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Norwegian Lusekofte Kit

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Knitting
December 2009
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
36", 38", 40", 42", 44", 46", 48"

This is the first kit in our history series, where we explore traditional knitted garments and add a modern twist to make them wearable today. The Lusekofte sweater is modeled after a traditional Norwegian ski sweater. We’ve added some updated details such as set in shoulders, knitted facings around the cuffs and placket, and a ribbed hem. But other elements such as traditional flower, mountain, snowflake, and geometric motifs have remained the same. Along with the sweater pattern, this kit contains a detailed history of Lusekofte sweaters. This sweater is intended to be worn with 4 inches of ease.

Kit includes sixteen 50 gram balls of Telemark in Garnet Heather, six 50 gram balls of Telemark in Cream and one 50 gram ball each of Telemark in Cardinal, Tangelo and Caution along with pattern instructions for sweater. You will need US 5 (3.75 mm) 32” circulars or longer for magic loop method, spare DPNs, US 4 (3.5mm) 24-32” circulars, stitch markers, yarn needles, grosgrain ribbon (optional), sewing thread to match MC and needle, 3 pewter clasps or a 6-8” non-separating zipper, six ½” pewter buttons to match clasp (optional).

Finished chest size: 36” (38”, 40”, 42”, 44”, 46”, 48”).

You can choose to knit your Lusekofte sweater kit in either red or blue.