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Anna Huolia Hevosen Sweater

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This pullover is an adaptation of an Icelandic sweater made with rustic wool and a colorwork yoke. Unlike in Iceland, the horse on the yoke of this sweater is not an Icelandic horse but a stylized Finnish riding horse with a hint of mythology, resembling the horse seen on the painting named Kullervo Sets Off for War by Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

The other elements on the colorwork yoke have their origin in the Scandinavian mythology and ancient runes. The bottom one, resembling a letter M, is a rune denoting a horse and bears the meaning of fidelity and trustworthiness. The symbol on the top corresponds to history and heritage.

The sweater is worked seamlessly from the bottom up, and the sleeves are worked separately and joined with the body to work the yoke. A sweater made with Icelandic wool has traditionally been used as an outdoor garment, and this sweater is intended to have enough ease to allow extra layers of clothing underneath.

Bust circumference
87 (99, 110, 121, 132, 143) cm
34.25” (39”, 43.25”, 47.5”, 52”, 56.25”) in
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