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Swatch

The Icelandic Knitter, Issue 06 Fall/Winter 2013
Tricoteuse d'Islande
Knitting
October 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stocking st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
33 - 38 yards (30 - 35 m)
One size
This pattern is available for €1.00 EUR
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EDIT: this pattern used to be free but because of copyright violation, I’m putting it for sale for 1 symbolic euro. Of course it is still FREE with any purchase of Lopi Affection Icelandic sweater pattern and is now included in Lopi Affection pattern


(Scroll down for French description)

Knitting a swatch is something many of us knitters are are reluctant to do but swatching doesn’t have to be boring! This colorful glasses or pencils case is in reality the swatch you ought to make if you are going to knit my Lopi Affection Icelandic sweater! It will be helpful to:

  • Check your gauge and ensure the sweater fits perfectly.

  • Learn and practice short rows, using yarn overs I called “wrapped yos” and “stranded yo“, a method I figured out especially to make this sweater design possible without too much ends to darn (or “univented” as EZ would put it).

  • Optionally practice the Icelandic steek on your swatch, far less frightening than on a whole sweater! But the sweater body itself is knit either flat orin the round.

  • Choose the best color combination with your 3 favourite colors , out of the 58 shades of Léttlopi available… and of course since you can use any suitable DK of equivalent weight it makes the possibilities absolutely endless!

  • And finally you will learn the four needles bind-off!

You can join the Ravelry Swatch KAL and show off your color combos!
Plus the 2 Ravelry projects that have the most Favourites until November 10th, 2013, win a Léttlopi kit in their Swatch colors to knit an adult size Lopi Affection sweater

LYS, if you are interested in using this tutorial or teaching a class using this pattern, please contact me prior.

Have fun!

Link to pattern ENGLISH


Un échantillon est quelque chose que beaucoup d’entre nous rechignent à tricoter, mais un échantillon n’est pas forcément ennuyant! Swatch, un étui à lunettes ou mini-trousse à crayons très colorée, est en réalité l’échantillon que vous devriez faire avant de vous lancer dans Lopi Affection, mon nouveau modèle de pull islandais!
Le Swatch (échantillon en anglais) vous permettra de:

  • mesurer votre gauge et vous assurer ainsi à ce que le pull soit aux bonnes dimensions

  • apprendre et pratiquer les rangs raccourcis en utilisant les « jetés enveloppés » et les « jetés flottants », une méthode que j’ai « inventée » pour rendre ce pull possible

  • en option, pratiquer le steek islandais: tricoter en rond et couper (mais le cardigan Lopi Affection peut tout aussi bien être tricoté à plat)

  • choisir la meilleure combinaison de couleurs avec vos trois couleurs favorites parmi les 58 coloris de Léttlopi disponibles… et bien sûr vous pouvez utiliser beaucoup de fils équivalents ce qui rend les possibilités infinies!

  • et finalement, apprendre à rabattre les mailles sur 4 aiguilles!

Link to Pattern FRENCH