Brynja
Finished
July 27, 2012
September 4, 2012

Brynja

Project info
Brynja by Hélène Magnússon
Knitting
SweaterCardigan
Me
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Needles & yarn
719 yards = 6.6 skeins
Ístex Léttlopi
164 yards in stash
5.5 skeins = 599.5 yards (548.2 meters), 275 grams
Black
Álafoss Wool Store in Mosfellsbær, Reykjavik
Ístex Léttlopi
98 yards in stash
1.1 skeins = 119.9 yards (109.6 meters), 55 grams
Blue
Álafoss Wool Store in Mosfellsbær, Reykjavik
Notes

My souvenir of Iceland is complete! And I love it!

Mods: I decided not to do the picot edge on the bottom and sleeves. I did regular ribbing and did not fold it under. Used contrasting colour on all edges. Made the body slightly longer. Used 10 snaps to keep it from pooching out between snaps.

Lopi really is the itchiest wool in the universe, but I wanted an authentic Icelandic sweater. It softened up slightly after washing. It’ll be fine if I wear it with a long-sleeved T-shirt underneath. :) What I like the most about the Lopi yarn is that this cardigan has a good structure, if you know what I mean. No sagging, pulling, stretching, etc. with wear. It keeps its shape really well.

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Finished
July 27, 2012
September 4, 2012
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About this yarn
by Ístex
Aran
100% Icelandic
109 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: June 30, 2012
  • Project created: July 27, 2012
  • Finished: September 4, 2012
  • Updated: March 6, 2013
  • Progress updates: 4 updates