Free Knitting Pattern – Icelandic Wool

Two and Three color Icelandic Wool Cardigan with zipper – Álafoss Lopi.

Design: Védís Jónsdóttir for ÍSTEX Ldt.

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MATERIAL

Álafoss Lopi – 100 g balls.   http://alafoss.is/knitting-yarn/alafoss-lopi.html

 

Blue cardigan 3-colours
A 9959 indigo blue 4 (4) 5 (5) 6
B 0051 white 1 (1) 2 (2) 2
C 9958 light indigo 1 (1) 1 (1) 1

Grey cardigan 2-colours
A 0054 ash heather 4 (4) 5 (5) 6
B 0005 black heather 1 (1) 2 (2) 2

6 mm (US 10) circular needles 40 and 60-80 cm long
4½ mm (US 7) circular needles 40 cm long
6 mm (US 10) double pointed needles
Zip (open ended) 50-55 cm, measure when cardigan is finished

TENSION
13 sts and 18 rows = 10 x 10 cm measured over stocking stitch using 6 mm needles. Check your tension and adjust needle size if necessary.

NOTE
Body and sleeves are worked in the round from lower edge to underarm. Body and sleeves are then joined and yoke is worked in the round over entire
cardigan. Pattern and dec are worked from chart. Round begins and ends with a P st at front of body. The front opening is cut open.

BODY
Cast on 109 (115) 121 (127) 133 sts with A using 6 mm circular needle. Work 4 rows moss st (first row: *K1, P1. K1* next row: P1, K1, P1*). Cast on 2 sts which count as first and last st of rnd and join in a circle => 111 (117) 123 (129) 135 sts. Work in St st (P first and last st of rnd) until body measures 30 (31) 33 (35) 36 cm from cast on edge. Set aside and work sleeves. Do not break yarn.

SLEEVES
Cast on 28 (28) 28 (30) 30 sts with A using 6 mm double pointed needles. Join in a circle and work moss st 4 rnds. Work St st and inc 1 st at beg and 1 st at end of rnd in every 12th (12th) 11th (11th) 11th rnd up sleeve, 6 (6) 7 (7) 7 times => 40 (40) 42 (44) 44 sts. Cont without further shaping until sleeve measures 45 (47) 49 (51) 53 cm from cast on edge. Slip 8 (8) 9 (10) 10 sts underarm to st holder => 32 (32) 33 (34) 34 sts. Work second sleeve.

YOKE
Join body and sleeves as follows: With A and 6 mm circular needle, work 24 (25) 26 (27) 29 sts right front (beg with P st). Slip next 8 (8) 9 (10) 10 sts of body to st holder. K 32 (32) 33 (34) 34 sts across first sleeve. K 47 (51) 53 (55) 57 sts across back. Slip next 8 (8) 9 (10) 10 L sts of body to st holder. K 32 (32) 33 (34) 34 sts across second sleeve. Work 24 (25) 26 (27) 29 sts left front (end with P st) => 159 165 (171) 177 (183) sts. Work pattern from chart (different chart for 2 or 3 colours) and dec as shown. Change to shorter needles when rnd gets tighter. When pattern is complete there are => 55 (57) 59 (61) 63 sts left.

NECKBAND
Change to 4½ mm needles, with A knit 1 rnd and dec evenly spaced on rnd 0 (2) 2 (4) 4 sts => 55 (55) 57 (57) 59 sts on needle. Cast off first P st, work *K1, P1* rib, cast off last P st. Now work back and forth, 6 cm rib. Cast off.

FINISHING
Graft underarm sts together. Weave in loose ends but pull the ends by the P st chain to RS. Sew across the ends at the same time as you sew by machine with straight, small stitches, twice into each chain of P sts up body front. Rinse carefully by hand in lukewarm water and lay flat to dry. Cut between sewn rows front opening. Sew zipper under front edge twice with thread in matching colour. First from RS where edge is folded, then slip stitch edge of zipper from WS. Fold neckband in half to inside and slip stitch in place, hiding the fabric end of zipper.

SEE SIZES AND PATTERN HERE

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