Knitting PATTERN // Child's Icelandic Sweater, downloadable PDF // Lichen Lopapeysa by North Child


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This original pattern is for Lichen Lopapeysa - an Icelandic sweater to knit in four children's sizes.


A pleasure to knit, this bottom-up seamless classic won't be long off the needles before it's in use: it's loose enough for running wild, but warm enough to give its wearer an extra half-hour's outdoor play - stranded colourwork adds an extra layer of warmth where it's needed.
Chart 1 adds interest shortly after cast-on, then the body is knitted plain to the underarms and put on hold while the sleeves are worked from the cuff up. Body and sleeves are joined and then the stranded yoke is worked from Chart 2. The shoulders are shaped with decreases and doubled ribbing makes a cosy neckline. There is minimal finishing required – just a little grafting and weaving before blocking, when the stitches seem to magically rearrange themselves into an even kaleidoscope of colour and pattern.

Children's sizes S (M, L, XL) - Finished garment chest measurement: 25.5 (27, 29, 30.5)” / 65 (68.5, 73.5, 77.5)cm

To knit this pattern, you will need:
Istex Lett-lopi (pure Icelandic wool; 1.75oz / 50g per 109yd / 100m ball):
MC 0054 Ash Heather - (4, 5, 6, 6) balls
CC1 0058 Dark Grey Heather – 1 ball
CC2 9264 Mustard – 1 ball
CC3 1404 Glacier Blue – 1 ball
CC4 1411 Sun Yellow – 1 ball
CC5 0051 White – 1 ball
This pattern requires 16”/ 40cm and 24”/ 60cm circular needles, and needles for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round: dpns / magic loop / two circular needles.
Also required: darning needle; stitch marker; stitch holder/waste yarn.

Blocked gauge:
This pattern requires two sizes of needles: a larger size for knitting in stocking stitch, and a smaller size for the ribbing.
Blocked gauge is 20 sts and 22 rounds = 4” / 10cm square in stocking stitch using 4.5mm / U.S. 7 needles or whatever size YOU require to achieve correct gauge.
Be sure to block your swatch before checking for gauge, as Lett-lopi yarn blooms when blocked.

Techniques Used:
Knit; purl
Working in the round on circular needles
Increasing; decreasing
Cable cast on - a good tutorial is provided
Working small circumferences in the round using your preferred method: dpns / magic loop / two circular needles
Working from charts
Kitchener stitch / grafting - a good tutorial link is provided
Stranded colourwork
Picking up stitches
Optional: weaving in ends as you go along - a good tutorial link is provided

A schematic drawing and full-colour chart diagrams are included.

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When you have completed payment, you will receive an email with a link to your pattern download. You may also access your downloads, at any time, by viewing your Etsy Purchases page: go to Your Account > Purchases and Reviews. To the right of the order, click Download Files. This goes to the Downloads page for all the files attached to your order. Please ensure that you have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed.

This downloadable pattern is also available in hard copy as part of my LICHEN LOPAPEYSA KNITTING KIT, which includes all the Icelandic Lopi yarn you need to make this sweater, in a unique North Child project bag - available in my Etsy shop, NorthChildTrading.

This pattern is copyright North Child, and for personal and gift use only. You may not sell items made from this pattern, or produce them for commercial use.

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Feb 28, 2018 by mygoshgirl

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