Grettir

Grettir

Men's and Women's Icelandic Pullovers

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“Last July I spent two weeks in Iceland and was overwhelmed with wool and sweater inspiration while there (even in the middle of summer). When I returned home, inspired, I set out to design my own version of a traditional Icelandic yoked pullover. Grettir is the result, and we’ve presented two versions for you here: a greyscale crewneck for men and a colorful turtleneck for women.

While visiting the northern coast of the country, I met a storyteller who told me the amazing saga of Grettir – the longest surviving outlaw in Icelandic history. I was particularly intrigued by the final chapter in the story: Grettir’s demise on the rocky cliffs of Drangey, a fortress-like stone island off the coast; an incredible sight, visible from the very shoreline where I sat when hearing this tale.” –Jared Flood

YARDAGE

Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts (Women’s) [Men’s]:

  • (790, 875, 975, 1060, 1170) [950, 1030, 1135, 1230, 1350] yards Main Color (MC)
  • (90, 100, 120, 135, 145) [125, 140, 160, 175, 190] yards Contrast Color 1 (CC1)
  • (25, 30, 35, 40, 45) [45, 50, 55, 60, 65] yards Contrast Color 2 (CC2)
  • (75, 85, 100, 110, 115) [100, 115, 130, 145, 155] yards Contrast Color 3 (CC3)

YARN

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g) (Women’s) [Men’s]:

  • (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) [7, 8, 9, 9, 10] skeins of Main Color (MC)
  • (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) [1, 1, 2, 2, 2] skeins of Contrast Color 1 (CC1)
  • (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 1, 1, 1] skeins of Contrast Color 2 (CC2)
  • (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 1, 2, 2] skeins of Contrast Color 3 (CC3)
    If you choose to work the Turtleneck collar on the Men’s pullover, you will require approximately [95, 105, 110, 115, 120] additional yards of MC yarn
Gauge

Finished Gauge:

  • 20 stitches & 30 rounds = 4″ in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needles, after blocking
  • 20 stitches & 21 rounds = 4″ in stranded colorwork from Yoke Chart with Size C needles, after blocking
Needles

Size A (for single-color stockinette stitch): 

  • One each 32″ and 16″ long circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for ribbing): 

  • One each 32″ and 16″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) two sizes smaller than Size A needles
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (for stranded colorwork pattern from Yoke Chart): 

  • One each 32” and 16” circular needles one size larger than Size A needles
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Due to significant variance between knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A.

Size D (for Tubular Cast On only): 

  • One 32″ circular needle and 1 set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size E (for Rolled Crewneck Collar only):

  • One 16″ circular needle one size smaller than Size A needles
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Finished dimensions
  • (Women’s) [Men’s]: (32, 36, 40, 44, 48) [38, 42, 46, 50, 54]” bust/chest circumference
  • Intended Ease: + 2-4″
  • Women’s Sample shown is size 36″ with 3″ ease on model
  • Men’s Sample shown is size 42” with 2½” ease on model
Jared Flood
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