Handspun Riddari
March 10, 2016
April 1, 2016

Handspun Riddari

Project info
Riddari by Védís Jónsdóttir for Ístex
Needles & yarn
Handspun real Shetland

I’m enjoying this pattern so much, and I can’t wait to be wearing the jumper.

(Many many thanks to sandandskycreations for the recommendation)

It didn’t start well, I misread the pattern and started on the wrong size needles, and somehow twisted the work during the ribbing, so the curled bottom edge turned out a bit too flared and purl-side-out.

I wondered whether to simply make the cuffs and neck to match, but took off those first few rows (easier than I expected) and re-knit them. Turned out really well and I love the curled edge now.

After the long slog of the body, turns out that you have to knit both sleeves before you get to the fun bit of the yoke. Looking forward to that.

Finished on April Fool’s Day. I loved every minute. It was the most ambitious colour work I’ve done, 3 colours on some rows.

A friend encouraged me to try ‘pick and throw’ which was very successful and speeded the knitting up no end.


After finishing, I decided the neck was a little narrow for me. You’ll see in the photos that I unpicked those last few rows and re-knitted the ribbing and top rollover. It’s much more comfy.

I recommend this modification:

Stop after round 45 of the main pattern. Knit one round plain (I didn’t do this, I should have done because the ribbing interferes with the final white pattern). Then carry on with the final decreases (I decreased like this, k2 k2tog k3 k2tog ) then the 2x2 ribbing and final rollover.

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  • Project created: March 22, 2016
  • Finished: April 1, 2016
  • Updated: April 16, 2016
  • Progress updates: 2 updates