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Strokkur

Knitting
July 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in st st in the round.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
770 - 1485 yards (704 - 1358 m)
30¼-59 ½” / 77-151cm.
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Strokkur was inspired by traditional Icelandic Lopapeysas: cozy sweaters with colourful yoke patterns. First made for a trip to Iceland a few years ago, the original has travelled with me ever since. Knit in Icelandic wool it’s been my ‘go to’ garment for chilly, damp days. Another trip to Iceland, and the fact that the original sweater was looking rather well loved, meant it was time to make a replacement. This time I actually took notes, so now you can knit one of your own.

Strokkur features a more refined fit than many traditional yoked sweaters. It is worked from the bottom up with gentle waist shaping. The yoke patterning is fairly short; to flatteringly frame the face and avoid bagginess around the underarm. Short rows are worked both above and below the stranded colourwork to create a scooped neckline. Shown in size 35½” with one inch of positive ease

YARN
Aran weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.

Shown in Ístex Létt Lopi (100% Icelandic wool, 109yds / 100m, 1.76oz / 50g).

MC – #0058 Dark Grey Heather
CC1 – #1411 Sun Yellow
CC2 – #0056 Light Ash Heather

MC: 700[755, 835, 895] (940, 995, 1055, 1110) [1185, 1260, 1305, 1365]yds / 640[690, 765, 820] (860, 910, 965, 1015) [1085, 1150, 1195, 1250]m.

CC1 and CC2: 35[35, 40, 40] (40, 45, 50, 50) [50, 55, 55, 60]yds / 30[30, 35, 35] (35, 40, 40, 45) [45, 50, 50, 55]m.

NEEDLES
US 7 / 4.5mm 24” / 60cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Additionally, for sizes 41 – 59½” a 32” / 80cm, and for sizes 51½ – 59½” also a 40”/100cm circular in the same size. For these sizes, begin with the longest needle and switch to a shorter needle as necessary while working the yoke.

US 7 / 4.5mm dpns or circular(s) for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd.

SIZING
Finished chest circumference:
30¼[33, 35½, 38¼] (41, 43½, 46¼, 49) [51½, 54¼, 57, 59 ½]” / 77[84, 90, 97] (104, 110.5, 117.5, 124.5) [131, 138, 145, 151]cm.
Shown in size 35½˝ with 1˝ of positive ease.

Photos by Struan Teague.