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The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater

Learn from Icelandic designer Ragga Eirksdttir how to knit a traditional yoke sweater from the top down. She teaches you about Iceland's rich knitting history as you work authentic lopi yarn almost entirely in the round. Steek Ragga's Maren pattern into a fun cardigan and stylize it using decorative ribbing and buttons.*NOTE: This course now features student-led (rather than instructor-led) discussion only. If you have questions, at least one of the many experienced knitters in The Top-Down I...

Topics: Icelandic, Theatre
Cost: $40 Per Course


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Knit along with international designer Ragga Eirksdttir as she teaches you how to create your own traditional Icelandic knit sweater from the top down. Work her Maren design almost entirely in the round and then transform your warm wool pullover into a fun cardigan with a secure steek.Ragga takes you on a journey into Icelandic culture as she knits, sharing stories from her country and its rich textile history. Pick up tips on using lopi yarn from Icelandic sheep, and get inspired by examples of other unique yoke patterns.As you create your lopapeysa you will learn techniques on how to shape, steek, and stylize your sweater with decorative ribbon and buttons. You may even pick up a few words in Icelandic!What You'll Learn: Knitting two and three colors in the round German twisted and "two-needle stretchy" cast-ons How to crochet and cut a steek Working with lopi yarn: working gauge in the round, knitting, blocking Shaping using short rows, increases, and decreases Personalizing the sweater with ribbing patterns Adding crochet buttonholes Finishing steeked edges with ribbonWhat You'll Make:* Ragga's own sweater pattern is FREE with purchase of the class. Pick your size among a 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 50)" bust circumference.


  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Ragga Eirksdttir
  • Cost: $40 Per Course
  • Institution: Craftsy
  • Topics: Icelandic, Theatre

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