Elkko by Renée Callahan


December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
750 - 1300 yards (686 - 1189 m)
32[36.25, 40.25, 44.5, 48.5][52.75, 56.75, 61, 64] inches
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This pattern is available for free.

Elkko is the result of a generous gift of yarn coming together with a favorite stitch pattern and too much television viewing.

After an embarrassing number of hours watching Nordic crime dramas, I decided I too had to have a thick, woolly sweater with a colorwork yoke to wear during weekend trips to the countryside. The only problem was I didn’t really want to make a fair isle yoke in a heavy yarn, as I live in a relatively mild climate. So when I was given a sweater quantity of gorgeous aran-weight BFL, I started swatching up different stitches until I found this combination – stripes with lace – creating both interesting colorwork and a lighter sweater to wear year-round.

A top down raglan pullover, Elkko features short rows, compound raglan increases and waist shaping to make this easy-to-wear sweater a great fit.