“I’ve long been enthralled by the beautiful knitting traditions of the different Nordic countries, and a few years ago I decided to knit myself a pullover inspired by two-color Norwegian sweaters, but with a stranded Icelandic round yoke. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for, and so decided to embark upon the adventure of designing it myself.
In the three years since I first knit it, Sundottir has become my go-to pullover. I reach for it whenever I need an extra warm layer. My original prototype has come along with me to no less than seven foreign countries; I’ve worn it for countless family Christmas parties, walks around the neighborhood, and grad school lectures. I think of it as an old friend.
In the hope that you might want to reach for your own Sundottir – whether you’re packing your bag for a trip abroad or simply going to the store – I’ve updated and improved upon the original prototype to give you the pattern that follows.” – Dianna Walla
Designer: Dianna Walla
Collection: Wool People, Volume 6
Fitted Icelandic Pullover