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Top: Snorri
Finished
August 24 2009
September 7 2009
Project info
Top: Snorri
Vormorgun Létt-Lopavesti by Védís Jónsdóttir
Knitting
Myself
Modified XL
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
904 yards = 8 skeins
Ístex Léttlopi
33 yards in stash
6.7 skeins = 730.3 yards (667.8 meters), 335 grams
Holbæk
Ístex Léttlopi
65 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 43.6 yards (39.9 meters), 20 grams
Holbæk
Ístex Léttlopi
65 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 43.6 yards (39.9 meters), 20 grams
Holbæk
Ístex Léttlopi
65 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 43.6 yards (39.9 meters), 20 grams
Holbæk
Ístex Léttlopi
65 yards in stash
0.4 skeins = 43.6 yards (39.9 meters), 20 grams
Holbæk
Notes

As autumn approaches, I thought it was time to start a warm top. I modified it slightly:

  • As the largest size (XL) rings in at a whopping 36 inches, I decided to add an extra pattern repeat (8 stitches) and go up a needle size to accommodate my 43 inches. The result is admittedly snug - but in a way that suits my taste and body shape.
  • So, I knit the body on size 8 needles, went down to the recommend size 7 for the yoke and used size 5 for all ribbing. I think I threw in a size 6 needle somewhere too. I forget.
  • Instead of the seed stitch/moss stitch on all edgings, I chose a twisted k1, p1 rib.
  • I added sleeves: I used a provisional crochet cast-on for the sleeve caps/yoke, unzipped the cast-on after finishing the yoke, picked up stitches from under the arms and knitted the sleeves top-down. It was completely improvised, featured some sharp decreases but it looks nice.
  • After the sweater was done, I decided that I didn’t like the bottom rib, so I put a pair of scissors to my sweater, picked up stitches and re-knit the bottom rib on smaller needles. Ms Yarn Harlot has written an easy explanation as how to do this in case you don’t know how. It’s easy, trust me.

Long story short: I loved working with Lett Lopi (although I cannot wear it against my bare skin), I love how the sweater fits me, I love its Nordic heritage aspect it, and I love how it looks. It’s a winner.

Top is named for Snorri Sturluson, an Icelandic scholar who wrote down Norse mythology and skaldic verse in the 11th century.

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Finished
August 24 2009
September 7 2009
 
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by Ístex
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100% Icelandic
109 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: August 24, 2009
  • Finished: September 9, 2009
  • Updated: October 5, 2009