Sweetheart by Linnea Ornstein
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February 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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The pattern is available in English and Swedish.

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Sweetheart is an Icelandic lopapeysa gone Valentine’s day! It features a number of hearts with a classic Nordic seamless construction. The pattern is adapted to two different types of wool yarn - the yarn from the Swedish minimill Solkustens Spinnverkstad, as well as the Icelandic lopi yarn.

The Swedish company Solkustens Spinnverkstad produces a lovely yarn of natural dyes from Swedish wool. The yarn is made from different Swedish sheep breeds, such as the Gotland sheep. To order yarn, check out Solkustens-spinnverkstad.com.

Solkusten’s yarn comes in several different weights, 1-, 2- and 3-ply. In this pattern, the sweater is knit from 2-ply yarn.

The Icelandic sheep has developed through centuries of isolation and harsh climate. This has resulted in a wool with unusually long outer fibres with tough and water-resistant ­qualities, combined with fine, soft inner fibers that insulate against cold temperatures. ­Added to this, the yarn is produced only with natural energy from geothermal power, which makes a ­sustainable production of a long-lasting and functional material.

The Icelandic lopi yarn is produced in several different weights, both spun and unspun. This pattern is adapted for létt-lopi, a 2-ply yarn. For more info, check Istex.is.

The cardigan is knitted seamlessly in the round. Pattern and decreases are worked from chart.

Chest 92 (100) 113 cm
Sleeve length 45 (47) 49 cm
Body length 37 (39) 41 cm

18 stitches in stockinette stitch ­using 4.5 mm needles.

MATERIAL (2 suggestions)
Solkusten’s 2-ply
100 g skeins (220 m/241 yds) Color
Color A 5 (5) 6 skeins Medium grey
Color B 1 (1) 1 skein Natural white

50 g balls (100 m/109 yds) Color
Colour A 9 (10) 11 skeins 0057 grey heather
Colour B 2 (2) 2 skeins 0001 white

3.5 & 4.5 mm circular needles 60-80 cm
3.5 & 4.5 mm double pointed needles (dpn)