Further useful information

Here you can find further useful information for knitting Icelandic sweaters, like details about size indication, knitting a gauge and care instructions for wool.   Size indications in patterns and instructions Usually the patterns are written for knitting the designs in different sizes. While in the written instructions the figures in front of the parentheses refer to the smallest size, the figures within the parentheses are the ascending following sizes. If you can find only one number in the instructions, it applies to all given sizes. The measurements that you can find at the beginning of each written knitting pattern refers to the measurements of the finished garment.   Gauge Before starting a piece, we definitely recommend knitting a gauge as described in the instructions. A gauge is important to make sure that the garment is going to have the right measurements. Therefore, you have to knit a sample in the given pattern and in the given number of stitches and rounds. And this very sample...
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Knitting My Icelandic Sweater

Knitting an Icelandic sweater is easier than you think it is You always knit in rounds. Only for the cuffs you also need to purl, but that is basically all you need when it comes to knitting skills. The patterns tend to look very complicated and you might think “I can never ever do this”, but also the patterns are quite easy to knit. In the most designs the patterns have a pattern repeat after either every 6 or every 8 stitches. Since you are repeating the same pattern continuously, you will learn the pattern repeat by heart in no time and you will probably not even have to look at the knitting chart anymore. The knitting kits include patterns in either English or German. The instructions are comprehensible and easy to follow. But there are a couple of “typical Icelandic” methods we might not be familiar with in the common knitting practices we used to learn at school or from our...
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Knitting Kits

We offer knitting kits in different sizes, colors and designs. You can just go through our selection, in order to find your favorite colors and designs to get inspirations for your very own piece. The cuts of the classical sweaters are usually a loose fit, but there are also designs that are more modern and also tighter. You can compare each cut by paying attention to the chest measurements of the different designs we offer. Within the knitting kits the colors are not interchangable. A knitting kit can only be ordered in the given combination of colors. However, you can still always order the pattern for each design by itself and the colors you like best. How much yarn you need for the main color and the pattern of a sweater, you can find in the description of each knitting kit. Here we also give detailed information about how many balls are required for each used color. And then just go ahead and...
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