Hildur by Lars Rains


November 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1199 - 1744 yards (1096 - 1595 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) to fit bust circumference of 34” (38”, 42”, 46”, 50”, 54”) [86.5 cm (96.5 cm, 106.5 cm, 117 cm, 127 cm, 137 cm)] with 2¼-3” [3.5-5.5 cm] of positive ease intended.
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Many thanks to Linda Pratt of Westminster Fibers and Hulda Hákonardóttir of Ístex for the generous yarn support for this project and Christine Chochoy for the French translation.

Bust Circumference: 36¼” (40½”, 44¾”, 49”, 52¼”, 56½”) 90.5 cm (101.5 cm, 112 cm, 122.5 cm, 130.5 cm, 141.5 cm).
Pullover Length: 22¼” (23”, 23½”, 24½”, 25¼”, 26”) 55.5 cm (57.5 cm, 59 cm, 61.5 cm, 63 cm, 65 cm).

Ístex Álafosslopi: 100% Icelandic wool; 109 yds 100 m per 3.5 oz 100 g skein.
Color A: 0056 Light Ash Heather; 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.
Color B: 9964 Golden Heather; 1 skein for all sizes.
Color C: 9966 Cypress Green Heather; 1 skein for all sizes.
Color D: 1240 Dark Magenta; 1 skein for all sizes.
Color E: 0159 Orchid; 1 skein for all sizes.
Color F: 9965 Chartreuse Green Heather; 1 skein for all sizes.
Color G: 9958 Light Indigo; 1 skein for all sizes.

US #9 5.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge:
All sizes: 24” 60 cm, 32” 80 cm and 40” 100 cm circular needles.
Sizes XL-XXL: 60” 150 cm circular needles.
Optional: double-pointed needles for small-circumference knitting.

Note: Begin with the shortest circular needles indicated for your size and switch to longer lengths as needed while working the yoke. Use your preferred method of small-circumference knitting to work the neckband and the sleeves.

3 stitch markers (including one to indicate end of round).
3 short circular stitch holders or waste yarn (to hold live stitches for neckband and sleeves).
Blunt tapestry needle.
Blocking pins, if desired.

This garment is worked seamlessly in the round from the top down.
Directions for the Provisional Cast On, the Knitted Cast On and the Icelandic Bind Off, as well as other useful information, can be found in the Special Techniques section of the book.
The yoke is knit in the round with increases occurring immediately after the cast on, as well as before and after each band of stranded colorwork.
The yoke is then divided to work the body, with additional stitches cast on at the underarms, while the sleeve stitches are held separately.
The sleeves are worked from the upper arm down with stitches picked up from the cast-on edge at the underarms and are tapered with decreases to the cuff.
The neckband is worked in stockinette from held stitches to produce a rolled edge at the neck.
Corrugated ribbing is worked at the hem and the cuffs.

Basic knitting skills
Basic pullover construction
Color charts
Corrugated ribbing
Icelandic bind off
Knitted cast on
Knitting in the round
Knitting small circumferences in the round
Picking up and knitting stitches
Provisional cast on
Seamless yoke pullover construction
Simple decreases
Simple increases
Stranded colorwork
Waist shaping