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The Westfjords of Iceland are a rugged and stunning region of the country. They are full of unique geologic landscapes and wildlife. Less traveled and icy, the perfect journey for you and your new Westfjords jumper!

This is a pattern for a jumper worked from the top down and in the round, with a circular yoke, and using the stranded colourwork technique. Yoke, body, and sleeve motifs are charted. Familiarity with charts, using multiple repeats withing a chart, and extending patterning is helpful with this project.

Stitches are cast on, the rib is worked followed by the yoke. Then sleeve sts are separated from the body and each element is worked separately. All is worked in st st unless otherwise noted.

This garment is intended to be worn with a bit of positive ease since Lettlopi is usually not worn against bare skin. Adjustments may be made for best fit. Please see schematic for all approximate finished sizes. Familiarity with charts and extending patterning is helpful with this project.

yarn:
Léttlopi by Ístex
Aran; 100% Icelandic; 109yds (100m) / 50g
approximate yarn amounts:
MC (glacier blue heather) - 7 (7, 7, 8) 9, 10, 11 (13, 14, 15) balls
CC1 (chocolate heather) - 2 (2, 2, 2) 2, 2, 2 (3, 3, 4) balls
CC2 (straw) - 1 (1, 1, 1) 1, 1, 1 (1, 2, 2) balls
needles:
3.75mm (us no 5) circular 40in/101cm
4.5mm (us no 7) circular 40in/101cm; DPNs
gauge:
18 sts x 22 rows = 4in/10cm over stranded stockinette on 4.5mm needles
18 sts x 24 rows = 4in/10cm over single-coloured stockinette on 3.75mm needles
Some knitters work stranded and single-coloured at different gauges. Change needles, as needed, to keep gauge the same throughout.
approximate finished sizes:
1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7 (8, 9, 10)
chest circumference - 27.5 (29.75, 33.75, 36.5) 40.5, 44.75, 49.75 (53.25, 61.25, 63) in/ 70 (75.5, 85.5, 92.5) 103, 113.5, 125.5 (135, 155.5, 160) cm
to be worn with 2 - 4 inches/5 - 10 cm positive ease, but please see schematic for approximate finished sizes
additional tools:
needle to weave in ends, st markers, st holders
You will get a PDF (6MB) file

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