Skjól

Knitting
May 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
656 - 951 yards (600 - 870 m)
S - M - L - 1X - 2X - 3X
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The sweater is knit top-down, using a circular needle. I prefer using a 32” needle (or longer) and the magic loop method - a method that allows the knitter to use a long circular needle for knitting any diameter. The construction is seamless - meaning in the end you’ll only have a few ends to weave in, no Kitchener drama or anything of the liking! The fit is loose and in the first one I knit is worn as much by myself and my teenage daughter who is quite a bit slimmer than her mom.
The top down construction has many advantages - you can try the garment on at any time you like, you can adjust the fit and make more intuitive changes - AND the best part, you can decide for yourself how long you want the body and the sleeves to be. Heck… why not knit yourself a dress!

By the way - Skjól is the Icelandic word for Shelter - we all need shelter and the pattern is sold in Iceland as a kit to support the women’s shelter in Reykjavík

Sizes: S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Gauge: 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 18 sts x 24 rows
Yarn: Ístex Léttlopi, 100% wool - 109 yd/100 m per 50g skein. Color 0051, white.
Yardage: 600 (660, 700, 760, 800, 870) m / 654 (741, 763, 828, 872, 948) yd
Needles: US8/5 mm or size to obtain gauge
Other: darning needle, scrap yarn, 3 stitch markers

Finished measurements:
Chest circumference: 120 (145,160, 167, 178, 185) cm / 47.25 (57, 64, 67, 71, 74) inches
Back length from neck to hem: 52 (56, 59, 65, 67.5, 70.5) cm / 20.75, 22.25, 23.5, 26, 26.75, 28) inches