Puddle Studies by Beatrice Perron Dahlen
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Puddle Studies

Knitting
March 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
380 - 800 yards (347 - 732 m)
Finished Chest Measurements 25 (26.25, 28.5, 29.25, 32)” / 63.5 (66.5, 72.5, 74.5, 81.5) cm to fit a child size 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) intended to be worn with 2-4 inches / 5-10 cm of positive ease
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This is the children’s version of Studies in Ice

As a child my father was stationed at the NATO base in Keflavik Iceland. At the time there were no knitters in my family, but my father had some local friends who knit the iconic Icelandic yoked sweaters. The Icelandic lopapeysa still triggers fond memories for me. Designing a sweater inspired by the lopapeysa was a call back to my childhood years spent in Iceland, one which I can appreciate differently now as a knitter and knitwear designer.

Skaftafell was first published in amirisu Winter 2015. I knew I wanted to redesign this sweater to be knit in an Icelandic yarn. I realized that, as it has no colorwork on the arms or lower body, it would be simple to add more chart options to the original. This is the children’s version of the pattern Studies In Ice, which came from that original pattern.

Sweater is knit from the bottom up in the round, and body and sleeves joined at the underarm. A few raglan-style decreases are made before beginning the circular yoke color work, which incorporates more decreases. Short rows are worked just before the colorwork for a better fit around the neckline. The sleeves can be knitted using the magic loop method, or using dpns. Optionally, you can work the ribbing on a needle size smaller.

Also note that each chart is slightly different in where the decreases are placed, and will fit slightly different.

Note: the sizing on this sweater does run slightly large. If you have a child in between sizes age wise, you may want to size down. As with any garment, in order to get the best fit, measure the intended wearer!

Sizes
Finished Chest Measurements 25 (26.25, 28.5, 29.25, 32)” / 63.5 (66.5, 72.5, 74.5, 81.5) cm to fit a child size 2 (4, 6, 8, 10)
intended to be worn with 2-4 inches / 5-10 cm of positive ease

Yarn
Alafoss Lett Lopi; (100% Icelandic Wool 109 yds / 100 m per 50g)

Yardage
For Skaftafelll (Option A) and
Jokulsarlon (Option C)
(MC) 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) skeins or approx 315 (440, 520, 595, 680) yd, 290 (405, 480, 545, 625) m worsted weight yarn
(CCA) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) skeins or approx 65 (75, 90, 100, 109) yd, 60 (70, 80, 90, 100) m worsted weight yarn

For Vatnajokull (Option B) and
Seydisfjordur (Option D)
(MC) 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) skeins or approx 315 (440, 520, 595, 680) yd, 290 (405, 480, 545, 625) m worsted weight yarn
(CCA) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) skeins or approx 50 (55, 65, 75, 85) yd, 45 (50, 60, 70, 80) m worsted weight yarn
(CCB) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) skeins or approx 50 (55, 65, 75, 85) yd, 45 (50, 60, 70, 80) m worsted weight yarn

Needles
One US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needle
One US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle
One set of US 7 (4.5 mm) Double Pointed Needles
or size needle to obtain gauge

Gauge
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch (after blocking)

Tools
Stitch markers (4)
tapestry needle
waste yarn