Hjarta Lopi by Amy Gleixner

Hjarta Lopi

Knitting
February 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1200 - 2180 yards (1097 - 1993 m)
Finished busts: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62
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Hjarta is an Icelandic lopapeysa-inspired pullover. The yoke is sprinkled with hearts of all sizes for extra love for the wearer, be it yourself or a dear one. It begins and ends with interesting colorwork and has a smooth-sailing stockinette middle that flies by in no time. There are two options for neckline treatment: a simple ribbed hem, or a more substantial folded ribbed hem that is sewn down. The optional, but highly recommended, tubular cast-on reduces the number of stitches you have to cast on by half (!) and results in a luscious, plump edging that’s stretchier than you’d expect.

Gauge
18 sts and 26 rounds in stockinette stitch make 4”

Yarn
Shown in:
Istex Lettlopi (100% Icelandic Wool); 50g/109yds:
MC 1403, Lapis Blue Heather
CC1 1418, Straw
CC2 9414, Burnt Red
CC3 1411, Sun Yellow

Skeins per size:

Size 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46
MC 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8
CC1 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3
CC2 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2
CC3 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Size 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62
MC 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11
CC1 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4
CC2 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3
CC3 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Yards Per Size:

Size 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46
MC 654 654 763 763 763 872 872 872
CC1 218 218 218 218 327 327 327 327
CC2 218 218 218 218 218 218 218 218
CC3 109 218 218 218 218 218 218 218

Size 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62
MC 981 981 981 1090 1090 1199 1199 1199
CC1 327 327 327 327 327 436 436 436
CC2 218 218 218 218 327 327 327 327
CC3 218 218 218 218 218 218 218 218

Fitting

The sweater is designed for 1-2” positive ease.

Notions

  • stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders for underarm stitches, tapestry needle or crochet hook for finishing
  • For optional tubular cast-on: cable needle, smooth scrap yarn, and crochet hook (if using provisional crochet cast-on)