Levi pullover by Sari Nordlund

Levi pullover

Knitting
December 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork or Stockinette stitch on the larger needles, in the round, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 2140 yards (914 - 1957 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9). Finished bust circumference: 83 (93, 100, 111, 122) (133, 139, 150, 161) cm / 32.75 (35, 39.25, 43.75, 48) (52.25, 54.75, 59, 63.5) inches including the intended ease of 5-10 cm / 2-4 inches
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The Levi pullover is an Icelandic inspired colorwork pullover with a circular yoke. The name Levi comes from an arctic hill in Northern Finland.

The Levi pullover is knitted seamlessly top-down starting at the neckband. The sleeves and body are separated at the underarm and knitted separately. The neckband is folded double at the end for extra warmth and volume.

The yoke is knitted in stranded colorwork with increases incorporated into the pattern. There is also colorwork on the sleeves and the hem. Only two colors are worked together at a time. For best result, choose 3 colors with enough contrast for the best result (ie. one that is very light, one that is medium contrast and one that is clearly darker).

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished bust circumference: 83 (93, 100, 111, 122) (133, 139, 150, 161) cm / 32.75 (35, 39.25, 43.75, 48) (52.25, 54.75, 59, 63.5) inches including the intended ease of 5-10 cm / 2-4 inches
Length from hem to underarm (adjustable): 30 (30, 30, 30, 34) (34, 34, 36, 36) cm / 11.75 (11.75, 11.75, 11.75, 13.5) (13.5, 13.5, 14.25, 14.25) inches
Yoke length: 26 (26, 27, 27, 27) (28, 28, 28, 28) cm / 10.25 (10.25, 10.75, 10.75, 10.75) (11, 11, 11, 11) inches
Sleeve length from cuff to underarm (adjustable): 44 (44, 44, 44, 46) (46, 48, 48, 48) cm / 17.25 (17.25, 17.25, 17.25, 18) (18, 19, 19, 19) inches
Upper arm circumference: 34 (37, 37, 37, 42) (51, 53, 57, 61) cm / 13.5 (14.5, 14.5, 14.5, 16.5) (20, 20.75, 22.5, 24) inches
Cuff circumference: 26.5 (26.5, 26.5, 26.5, 30) (30, 33.5, 33.5, 33.5) cm / 10.5 (10.5, 10.5, 10.5, 11.75) (11.75, 13.25, 13.25, 13.25) inches
Note: Please be aware that adjusting the lengths of the garment will also affect the amount of yarn needed to finish the project.

Yarn
MC: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) (8, 8, 9, 10) skeins of Ístex Léttlopi (100 % Icelandic wool; 100 m / 109 yards per 50 g), shown in colorway 51 White, or 450 (500, 550, 600, 660) (730, 800, 880, 970) m / 490 (540, 590, 650, 720) (790, 870, 960, 1050) yards of similar Aran weight yarn, and
CC1: 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Ístex Léttlopi (100 % Icelandic wool; 100 m / 109 yards per 50 g), shown in colorway 57 Gray heather, or 340 (370, 410, 450, 500) (540, 600, 660, 720) m / 370 (410, 450, 490, 540) (590, 650, 720, 790) yards of similar Aran weight yarn, and
CC2: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (3, 3, 3, 3) skeins of Ístex Léttlopi (100 % Icelandic wool; 100 m / 109 yards per 50 g), shown in colorway 5 Black heather, or 130 (140, 150, 170, 190) (210, 230, 250, 270) m / 140 (150, 170, 190, 200) (220, 250, 270, 300) yards of similar Aran weight yarn.

Needles
For the ribbing:
3.5 mm / US4 DPNs or a circular needle with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for cuffs
3.5 mm / US4 circular needle with a cable length of 40 cm / 16 inches for the neckline
3.5 mm / US4 circular needle with a cable length of 80 cm / 32 inches for smaller sizes and 100 cm / 40 inches for larger sizes for the hem

For the main part:
4.5 mm / US7 DPNs or a circular needle with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for sleeves
4.5 mm / US7 circular needle with a cable length of 60 cm / 24 inches for smaller sizes and 80 cm / 32 inches for larger sizes for the colorwork at the top of the yoke
4.5 mm / US7 circular needle with a cable length of 80 cm / 32 inches for smaller sizes and 100 cm / 40 inches for larger sizes for the main part
Note: Always use the needle size that gets you the right gauge! If necessary, knit the colorwork using a needle one size larger than you would normally use for Stockinette stitch with the same yarn weight.

Gauge
18 sts and 22 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches of colorwork or Stockinette stitch on the larger needles, in the round, after blocking

Notions
1 stitch marker
waste yarn
sewing needle
blocking tools