Lena

Knitting
December 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
850 - 1530 yards (777 - 1399 m)
XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] - Chest: 30[34, 37.75, 42.25, 46, 50, 54] inches / 76[86.5, 96, 107.5, 117, 127, 137] cm
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The Lena pullover is knitted with the Icelandic yarn Mosi Mjukull, a blend of alpaca and Icelandic wool. I am an Icelandic knitter and I base my work on the knitting tradition in Iceland where we normally knit with chunky wool. We always work in the round and we make the yoke circular. I am true to these tradtitions with this sweater.

When I was designing it, I wanted to make a simple Viking pattern, using both knit and purl. This is a techninque which came from the Swedish ladies of Bohus in the fifties. The texture is different when you add purl to the pattern, which is what I was looking for.