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October 2009
September 4 2016
Project info
Memories of Iceland
Design 9 & 19 by Katrín Andrésdóttir
M with longer body an sleeves
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in St st w/ larger needles
1,308 yards
Ístex Léttlopi
6 skeins = 545.2 yards (498.5 meters), 300 grams
Álafoss Wool Store in Mosfellsbær, Reykjavik
June 13, 2009
Ístex Álafoss Lopi
7 skeins = 763.2 yards (697.9 meters), 700 grams
Álafoss Wool Store in Mosfellsbær, Reykjavik
June 13, 2009


I started this sweater very enthusiastic in 2009, immediately after our journey to Island but let it rest more than six years.

When I met with some friends to spend a knitting weekend I decided only to take UFOs with me.
My husband and I were glad when I came home with the finished sweater.

Though I don’t speak any Islandic I managed the pattern using a common online-translator. The pattern is well-written and easy to understand.

I finished the neckline with the original Islandic cast-off which corresponds beautifully with the cast-on of the borders, a very helpful technique.

My husband chose the colors for himself.
When I knitted the first yoke-rounds I weft in the strands. As you might see in one of the pictures this looked very messy.
I frogged and tried another technique fixing the long strands. This also was helpfull.
It’s not neccessary to weave in long strands. After the first wash in the machine all strands stick to the knitting.

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by Ístex
100% Wool
109 yards / 100 grams
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100% Icelandic
109 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: March 13, 2013
  • Finished: September 5, 2016
  • Updated: September 16, 2016