Vesle Vinterfjell by Skeindeer Knits

Vesle Vinterfjell

Knitting
July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
738 - 1121 yards (675 - 1025 m)
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 years old
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This is a top-down colourwork yoke, knitted seamlessly in the round. My objective with this pattern is to give the knitter the tools, experience, and confidence to approach other traditional Norwegian colourwork yoke patterns, which are often less detailed and instructive.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern, and if you need any help or have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me on Ravelry! The group ‘Skeindeer Knits’ is the best place for swift support. Happy knitting!

Yarn

  • I always recommend Rauma Finull PT2, but it can be made in a variety of other comparable yarns.
  • Test knitters used yarns such as Rauma Finull PT2, Holst Supersoft, Holst Coast, Semilla Fino, Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight.
  • Other recommended yarn include Hillesvåg Ask, Jamieson’s Spindrift, Sandnes Tove, KnitPicks Palette, Navia Duo, Tukuwool Fingering etc.

Metres (yardage)

  • Colour 1 (grey): 500, 600, 700, 730, 770, 800 m (550, 660, 770, 800, 850, 875 yds)
  • Colour 2 (red): 100, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130 m (110, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140 yds)
  • Colour 3 (white): 75, 85, 90, 95, 95, 95 m (75, 85, 90, 95, 95, 95 yds)

Sizes available

  • Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 years (60-80 cm/24-31” chest circumference)
  • To be worn with 2.50-5 cm / 1-2 “ positive ease.
  • Modelled with size 8 years old.

Needle sizes

  • Gauge-size circular needles for stockinette
  • Gauge-size circular needles for colourwork
  • 1/2 mm smaller than stockinette gauge-size needles for rib.
  • Hypothetical example: 3.5 mm for stockinette, 3.75 mm for colourwork and 3.00 mm for rib.

The suggested yarns are categorised as different weights (sport, fingering, 4ply). This is often because these yarns are from countries that don’t use these categories. However, if you hold strands from each yarn together side by side, you’ll notice they look very much the same. Moreover, the type of yarn that I recommend (2 ply woollen spun) have the advantage that they can be used the same way even if they span from sport weight to light fingering.