Strokkur

One of our most popular sweaters Strokkur is the perfect introduction to colourwork yokes.

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Ysolda designed Strokkur after visiting Iceland, inspired by the traditional Icelandic Lopapeysas - sweaters with colourwork yokes that are practically a national uniform. They know what they're doing: knit Strokkur in Icelandic wool and you'll have the perfect garment for getting outside no matter the weather.

Strokkur features a more refined fit than many traditional yoked sweaters. It is worked from the bottom up with gentle waist shaping. The yoke patterning is fairly short; to flatteringly frame the face and avoid bagginess around the underarm. Short rows are worked both above and below the stranded colourwork to create a scooped neckline.





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Yarn

Aran weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
Shown in Ístex Létt Lopi

Needles and notions

US 7 / 4.5mm 24" / 60cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size 7 US / 4.5mm dpns or circular(s) for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the rnd.

Gauge

18 sts and 28 rnds = 4˝ in st st in the rnd.

"Absolutely adore this sweater.

Loved knitting it and the pattern is well written and easy to follow. "

- Laura


Sizing

Strokkur includes 12 sizes, from 30¼” to 59½” finished chest circumference.
Finished chest circumference: 30¼[33, 35½, 38¼] (41, 43½, 46¼, 49) [51½, 54¼, 57, 59½]" / 77[84, 90, 97] (104, 110.5, 117.5, 124.5)[131, 138, 145, 151]cm.
Shown in size 35½˝ with 1" of positive ease.

Version information

Strokkur_v.1.3.pdf

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