first icelandic sweater

My brother and sister-in-law went to Iceland. They kindly brought me back a bagful of lettlopi. So, I knit my first Icelandic sweater! It is so warm! It’s also itchy, but feels comfy over long sleeves on a cold day. IMG_4803

The pattern is √Ārni from the book Knitting with Icelandic Wool. It is a men’s pattern. I adapted the pattern by adding waste shaping. I started with a 38 size and then decrease to 31 inches at the waist. I increased to about 40 inches at the bust, and then decreased again before starting the yoke. I figured that the men’s pattern was designed for broader shoulders. So, I also removed one (or 2 I can’t remember) pattern repeats from the yoke. IMG_4812

I used the sewing machine to attach the zipper. It looks a little wonky at the bottom. Also, the pattern is a few millimeters¬† off at the zipper. and I plan to take it off and reattach at some point. Otherwise, I’m very happy with this make!