Hjaltlandspeysa Cardigan & Pullover by Hélène Magnússon

Hjaltlandspeysa Cardigan & Pullover

February 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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When Iceland meets Shetland! Simply by changing the color combination, Hjaltlandspeysa, “a lopi sweater from Shetland”, looks dramatically from Shetland (bue sweaters) or dramatically from Iceland (white & brown sweater). Truth is, it is a blend of both traditions to which I added my own personal flair.
Hjaltlandspeysa has my signature short rows to create a natural neckline and a clever shaping for a flattering fit. I’m also sharing a handy tip of mine to steek the sweater the Icelandic way (with 2 purl stitches) but without having to use the sewing machine!

Sizes: 1(2,3,4)5,6,7(8,9,10)
Positive ease: 5 cm/2” ease.

Finished measurements
A Bust and hips (add 2.5 cm /1” button bands for cardigan): 84.5(89,93.5,98)102,104.5,109(115.5,122,126.5) cm / 33.25(35,36.75,38.5)40.25,41,42.75(45.5,48,49.75)”
B Waist: 71(75.5,80,84.5)86.5,89,93.5(100,106.5,111) cm / 28(29.75,31.5,33.25)34,35,36.75(39.25,42,43.75)”
C Neckline: 46.6(46.5,49,49)49,51,51(51,53.5,53.5) cm/ 18.5(18.5,19.5,19.5)19.5,20.5,20.5(20.5,21.25,21.25)
D Total body length to underarm: 36(38,39.5,40.5)41.5,42.5,44(45,46,47) cm / 14.25(15,15.5,16)16.25,16.75,17.25(17.75,18,18.5)”
E Yoke height at back: 19(19.5,20,20.5)21,21.5,22(22,22.5,22.5) cm / 7.5(7.75,8,8)8.25,8.75(8.75,9,9)”

Wool used
Lopi style
MC: 6(7,7,8)8,9,9(10,10,11) skeins for a sweater
7(7,8,8)9,9,10(10,11,12) skeins for a cardigan
CC1: 1(1,2,2)2,2,2(2,2,3) skeins
CC2: 2 skeins in all sizes

Shetland style
MC: 7(7,8,8)9,9,10(10,11,12) skeins
CCs: 1 skein each
Yardage used:
CC1: 26(26,30,30)30,34,34(34,37,37) m / 27(27,31,31)31,35,35(35,39,39) yds
CC2: 35(35,40,40)40,45,45(45,50,50) m/ 36(36,42,42)42,47,474(7,52,52) yds
CC3: 38(38,44,44)44,49,49(49,55,55) m / 40(40,46,46)4651,51(51,57,57) yds
CC4 and CC5: 14(14,16,16)16,18,18(18,20,20) m / 15(15,17,17)17,19,19(19,21,21) yds
CC6: 4 m/yds

Color combinations shown
White Sweater Lopi style
Léttlopi from Ístex, 100% new wool, 50g/skein = 100 m/114 yds: MC#0051, CC1#0053, CC2#0052

Turquoise cardigan Shetland style
Léttlopi from Ístex: MC#1404, CC1#0057, CC2#0086, CC3 #0051, CC4#1406, CC5#9423, CC6#1704

Swatch for blue sweater/cardigan Shetland style
Léttlopi from Ístex: MC#1402, CCs like for the turquoise sweater

Blue Sweater Shetland style (not available as a kit)
Buachaille from Kate Davies, 100% wool, raised in Scotland, 50g/skein = 110 m/120yds
MC#Between weathers, CC1#Squall, CC2#Haar, CC3#Ptarmigan, CC4#Yaffle, CC5#Islay,CC6#Highland coo

Léttlopi yarn and Léttlopi KITS are available on www.icelandicknitter.com
Foula yarn can be purchased on www.foulawool.co.uk and Buachaille yarn on www.shopkdd.com