DESIGNER: KRISTÍN BRYNJA

I call this sweater KBG 17 – AFI, “afi” is the Icelandic word for grandfather. My father’s father, afi Arthúr, was a Norwegian,  moved to Iceland in 1925. His mother Emma sent her son a sweater for Christmas around 1950. She had made him a beautiful dark blue “kofta” with a traditional Norwegian pattern. When I was a teenager, I remember admiring this beautifully knitted sweater. I decided to knit a sweater that was big and baggy as was the fashion at that time. With my grandmother’s help, I remade my grandpas “kofta.” I altered the shape but kept its characteristics.  Now, forty years later, this “kofta” is an inspiration for a new sweater.  This time it’s knitted with a yoke that is traditional for Icelandic sweaters, but the reference to my afi´s “kofta” is evident 

METHOD

The sweater is worked in the round from the top down.

SIZES: (XS, S, M) (L, XL, 2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL) 

Bust: (91, 98, 103) (107, 116, 119) (128, 131, 145) cm
Half bust width: (45.5, 49, 51.5) (53.5, 58, 59.5) (64, 65.5, 72.5) cm
Body length to underarms, including rib: + / – 42 cm
Short-sleeve length to underarms, including rib: + / – 19 cm
Long-sleeve length to underarms, including rib: + / – 46 cm

YARN:

All einrúm E yarn qualities.

SHORT-SLEEVED SWEATER 

Main colour A, E 1002: Skólesít: (200, 200, 200) (250, 250, 300) (300, 350, 350) g.
Contrast colour B, E 1013 Klórít: (50, 50, 50) (50, 100, 100) (100, 150, 150) g.
Contrast colour C, E 1016 Jaspís: (50, 50, 50) (50, 50, 50) (50, 50, 50) g.

LONG-SLEEVED SWEATER

Main colour A, E 1002: Skólesít: (250, 250, 250) (300, 300, 350) (350, 400, 450) g.
Contrast colour B, E 1016 Jaspís: (50, 50, 50) (50, 100, 100) (100, 150, 150) g.
Contrast colour C, E 1015 Líparít: (50, 50, 50) (50, 50, 50) (50, 50, 50) g.

NEEDLES:

3 mm (US 2.5) 60 cm long circular needle and 3.5 mm (US 4) 40 cm and 60 cm long circular needles. Set of 4 double-pointed 3 mm (US 2.5) and 3.5 mm (US 4) needles, or long circular needle for magic loop.

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