Maja - lopi yoke cardigan
Maja - lopi yoke cardigan
Maja is a cropped yoke cardigan with a modern flair. Like in many traditional lopi sweaters, the main yoke pattern is echoed in the cuffs and at the bottom of the sweater but with unusually long motifs. The body and sleeves are knitted in the round. At the armholes, they are combined on one needle and the motif knitted. The neckline ends with a few short rows to lift the back. The cardigan is steeked, stitches are picked up along the edges and the button bands knitted. It is designed by Hélène Magnússon, an Icelandic/French designer and author who runs popular hiking and knitting tours in Iceland.
(www.icelandicknitter.com). Maja is exclusively designed for Järbo and part of a knit-along in 2021.
Pattern avalible in stores and on Ravelry.
Designer: Hélène Magnússon
Photo: Daniel Bernstål
YARN Ístex Léttlopi (100 % Icelandic new wool. Approx. 50 g = 100 m/114 yds)
YARN ALTERNATIVE Raggi (70 % superwash wool, 30 % polyamide. Approx. 100 g = 150 m/164 yds)
Alpe (100% wool. Approx. 50 g = 150 m/109 yds)
GAUGE Approx. 18 stitches and 24 rnds in stockinette on needles 4,5 mm = 10 x 10 cm
CARDIGAN'S CHEST Approx. 85(94)98,5(107)120,5(134)143(156) cm
CARDIGAN'S TOTAL LENGTH TO UNDERARM Approx. 25(26)27(28)29(30)31(32) cm
CARDIGAN'S SLEEVE LENGTH, INNER ARM Approx. 44(45)47(49)51(52)52(52) cm
YARN AMOUNT (yardage used)
Color A: Approx. 100(125)140(182)217(271)296(324) g (color 19418, stone blue heather)
Color B: Approx. 93(116)130(169)202(252)275(300) g (color 19427, rust heather)
Color C: Approx. 93(116)130(169)202(252)(275)300 g (color 11418, straw)
Color D: Approx. 19(24)27(35)42(52)57(62) g (color 11404, glacier blue heather)
CIRCULAR NEEDLE 4 mm/US 6 and 4.5 mm/US 7, 80 cm long. (Magic loop is used for smaller diameters but you can also use double pointed needles.)
OTHER MATERIAL 9 or 10 buttons, ribbon twice the length of front opening.
NOTIONS Darning needle, markers, 4 stitch holders
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY**
Virkning arb=arbetet, avigs/AS=avigsidan, bakst=bakstycke, bf/bfg=bottenfärg, bmb=bakre maskbågen, cm:s=centimeters, dst=dubbelstolpe, enl=enligt, fg=färg, fmb=främre maskbågen, flm/LM=flytta markör/lyft markör, fm=fast maska/fasta maskor, förkl=förklaringar, ggr=gånger, hopt=hoptagning, hopv=hopvirkade, hst=halvstolpe, kantm=kantmaska, lm=luftmaska, lmb=luftmaskbåge, m=maska/maskor, mb=maskbåge, mf/mfg=mönsterfärg, omsl=omslag, plm/PM=placera markör, rest=resterande, räts/RS=rätsidan, st=stolpe, st-gr=stolpgrupp, sm=smygmaska, tills=tillsammans, uppr=upprepa, v=varv, v:s=varvs, ytterl=ytterligare, ökn=ökning, 3-dst=tredubbel stolpe, 5-lmb=luftmaskbåge med 5 lm
To avoid questions: Before you begin knitting, read through the pattern.
Stitch count: Always knit or crochet a gauge swatch as recommended in the pattern. If your stitch count doesn’t match the gauge given in the pattern, try again with larger or smaller needles or hook. If your gauge doesn’t match that in the pattern, your item will not be the correct size or shape.
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Charts: It will be easier to follow a chart if you mark your row with a ruler and magnetic board or sticky note.
Ease: The amount of ease included in our garments varies depending on the type and shape of the garment. To determine the right size, we recommend that you first measure your body. Then you can calculate the garment size depending on how much ease you want the garment to have. The schematics for each piece show all the garment measurements.
Two-color stranded knitting: When knitting more than 3-4 stitches of the same color, twist the color strands around each other on the wrong side to avoid long strands or “floats” on the back. If the yarns need to be twisted on several rows/rounds, make sure you do not stack the twists in the same place to prevent the yarns from showing through on the right side.
Yarn alternative: Please be aware that the gauge (tension), yarn quantity and the shape of the work varies if you use another yarn (even in the same yarn group).
Tips för hand dyed yarn: Make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project. The colors may vary from time to time. To get a smooth color mix, you can alternate between two skeins: knit two rows from one and two rows from another skein.