Skald - Pullover
Skald - Pullover
A skald is a Nordic writer, poet, and, story-teller. The skalds often worked for kings and the nobility by singing histories about the exploits of earlier times. The Skald pullover is worked in the round, from the bottom up. The body and sleeves are each knitted separately up to the armholes. Then, all the pieces are arranged on one circular needle and the yoke is shaped in the round with colorwork patterning and decreases. Finally, the back neck is raised before the neckband is knitted.
Designer: Wenche Roald
Photo: Daniel Bernstål
Translator: Carol Huebscher Rhoades
YARN Svensk Ull (Swedish Wool) (100% Swedish wool, 197 yd/180 m / 100 g)
ALTERNATE YARN SUGGESTIONS
Alpe (100% wool, 109 yd/100 m / 50 g)
Raggi (70% superwash wool, 30% polyamide, 165 yd/151 m / 100 g)
Ístex Léttlopi (100% Icelandic wool, 109 yd/100 m / 50 g)
Approx. 21 sts x 26 rnds in stockinette and lice on larger size needles = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm.
Approx. 21 sts x 25 rnds in colorwork pattern on larger size needles = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm.
Adjust needle sizes to obtain correct gauge if necessary.
SIZES XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
GARMENT’S CHEST Approx. 36 (39¾, 42¾, 45¾, 48¾, 52½, 55½, 58½) in / 91.5 (101, 108.5, 116, 124, 133.5, 141, 148.5) cm
GARMENT’S TOTAL LENGTH Approx. 25¼ (26, 26½, 27¼, 27½, 27½, 28½, 28½) in / 64 (66, 67, 69.5, 70, 70, 72.5, 72.5) cm
GARMENT’S SLEEVE LENGTH Approx. 19 (19¼, 19¾, 20, 20, 20, 20½, 21) in / 48 (49, 50, 51, 51, 51, 52, 53) cm
YARN COLORS AND AMOUNTS
Color 1: Approx. 430 (460, 500, 540, 570, 620, 670, 710) g (color 59002, Gotland Gray)
Color 2: Approx. 50 (60, 60, 60, 70, 70, 80, 80) g (color 59014, Midsummer Green)
Color 3: Approx. 30 (30, 30, 40, 40, 40, 40, 50) g (color 59013, Northern Lights)
Color 4: Approx. 70 (80, 80, 90, 90, 100, 110, 110) g (color 59008, Pine Tree Green)
NEEDLES U. S. sizes 4 and 6 / 3.5 and 4 mm: 24 and 32-40 in / 60 and 80-100 cm circulars + sets of 5 dpn + 16 in / 40 cm circular in larger size
LEVEL 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.
Highlight the size you will knit or crochet throughout the pattern to make it easier to follow the instructions.
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.