Veturliði by Linnea Ornstein
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March 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
XS-XXL (female)/XXS-XL (male)
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The Icelandic sheep has developed through centuries of isolation and harsh climate. This has resulted in wool with unusually long outer fibres with tough and water-resistant qualities, combined with fine, soft inner fibers that insulate against cold temperature. Added to this, the yarn is produced only with natural energy from geothermal power, which makes a sustainable production of a long-lasting and functional material.

The Icelandic lopi yarn is produced in several different weights, both spun and unspun. This pattern is adjusted for létt-lopi, which is an aran weight/10 ply yarn spun of two threads. It is perfect for lighter garments to be worn indoors or underneath a jacket.

This sweater is knitted seamlessly in the round. Pattern and decreases are worked from chart. The round begins and ends on left side of body, and on yoke on the left side of back. When one skein ends, do not tie the new skein on – join ends by felting them together. This will give you less ends to weave in, plus a nicer looking garment.

For tips on knitting techniques, like the kitchener stitch, check