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Grettir is inspired by time spent in Iceland amidst its glacial horizons and bustling city lights. The result: a modern take on traditional yoked pullovers, with shaped and classic silhouettes and options for either a crew neck or a turtleneck to best suit your comfort and style.

While visiting the northern coast of the country, designer Jared Flood met a storyteller who told him the amazing saga of Grettir — the longest surviving outlaw in Icelandic history. Jared found himself particularly intrigued by the final chapter in the story: Grettir’s demise on the rocky cliffs of Drangey, a fortress-like stone island off the coast. This imposing site is visible from the shoreline and played directly into the angles and organic stranding of this sweater’s colorwork yoke.

Designer: Jared Flood

Collection: Winter 2013, BT 10th Anniversary

 

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Grettir

Icelandic Pullover

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  • Product description

    Grettir is inspired by time spent in Iceland amidst its glacial horizons and bustling city lights. The result: a modern take on traditional yoked pullovers, with shaped and classic silhouettes and options for either a crew neck or a turtleneck to best suit your comfort and style.

    While visiting the northern coast of the country, designer Jared Flood met a storyteller who told him the amazing saga of Grettir — the longest surviving outlaw in Icelandic history. Jared found himself particularly intrigued by the final chapter in the story: Grettir’s demise on the rocky cliffs of Drangey, a fortress-like stone island off the coast. This imposing site is visible from the shoreline and played directly into the angles and organic stranding of this sweater’s colorwork yoke.

    Designer: Jared Flood

    Collection: Winter 2013, BT 10th Anniversary

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARN

    Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/128 meters per 50g)

    Shaped [Classic]

    • 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) (10, 10, 11, 12) [7 (7, 8, 9, 9) (10, 11, 12, 12)] skeins of Main Color (MC)
    • Note: The third and seventh sizes use almost exactly 7 and 10 skeins, respectively. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work. 
    • 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) [1 (1, 1, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2)] skein(s) of Color 1 (C1)
    • Note: The fourth and twelfth sizes use almost exactly 1 skein of C1. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.
    • 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1) [1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1)] skein of Color 2 (C2)
    • 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 2, 2) [1 (1, 1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2)] skein(s) of Color 3 (C3)
    • Note: The sixth, seventh, and thirteenth sizes use almost exactly 1 skein of C3. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work. 

    Notes on fit options: Shaped version includes optional waist shaping with slightly shorter arms and torso lengths. Classic version includes a slimmer fit through the torso than the chest and longer arms and torso lengths.

    • Shaped version with waist shaping photographed in Wool Socks (MC), Plume (C1), Homemade Jam (C2), and Barn Owl (C3)
    • Shaped version without waist shaping photographed in Yellowstone (MC), Sap (C1), Tartan (C2), and Snowbound (C3)
    • Classic version photographed in Soot (MC), Cast Iron (C1), Sweatshirt (C2), and Snowbound (C3)


    YARDAGE

    • 790 (875, 975, 1060, 1170) (1290, 1390, 1460, 1565) [855 (950, 1030, 1135, 1230) (1350, 1440, 1555, 1665)] yards / 722 (800, 892, 969, 1070) (1180, 1271, 1335, 1431) [782 (869, 942, 1038, 1125) (1234, 1317, 1422, 1522)] meters of Main Color (MC)
    • Note: If you choose to work the turtleneck collar on the Classic version, you will require approximately [85 (95, 105, 110, 115) (120, 125, 130, 140)]/[78 (87, 97, 101, 106) (110, 115, 119, 129)] additional yards/meters of MC yarn.
    • 90 (100, 120, 135, 145) (160, 170, 180, 195) [100 (125, 140, 160, 175) (190, 200, 220, 235)] yards / 82 (91, 110, 123, 133) (146, 155, 165, 178) [91 (114, 128, 146, 160) (174, 183, 201, 215)] meters of Color 1 (C1)
    • 25 (30, 35, 40, 45) (50, 55, 55, 60) [40 (45, 50, 55, 60) (65, 70, 80, 85)] yards / 23 (27, 32, 37, 41) (46, 50, 50, 55) [37 (41, 46, 50, 55) (59, 64, 73, 78)] meters of Color 2 (C2)
    • 75 (85, 100, 110, 115) (130, 140, 145, 155) [90 (100, 115, 130, 145) (155, 165, 180, 190)] yards / 69 (78, 91, 101, 105) (119, 128, 133, 142) [82 (91, 105, 119, 133) (142, 151, 165, 174)] meters of Color 3 (C3)
    Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment are charted only.
  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    • 20 stitches & 30 rounds = 4"/10 cm in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needles, after blocking
    • 20 stitches & 21 rounds = 4"/10 cm in stranded colorwork from Yoke Chart with Size C needles, after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for single-color stockinette stitch)

    • One each 32"/80 cm and 16"/40 cm long circular needles and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

    Size B (for ribbing): 

    • One each 32"/80 cm and 16"/40 cm circular needles and one set of DPNs two sizes smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

    Size C (for stranded colorwork pattern from Yoke Chart): 

    • One each 32"/80 cm and 16"/40 cm circular needles one size larger than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

    Due to significant variance between knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A.

    Size D (for Tubular Cast On only): 

    • One 32"/80 cm circular needle and one set of DPNs one size smaller than Size B
    • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

    Size E (for Rolled Crewneck Collar only):

    • One 16"/40 cm circular needle one size smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    Shaped [Classic]

    • 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64) [34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 66)]" 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122) (132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) [86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) (137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5)] cm chest circumference

    Notes on fit options: Shaped version includes optional waist shaping with slightly shorter arms and torso lengths. Classic version includes a slimmer fit through the torso than the chest and longer arms and torso lengths.

    • Shaped version with waist shaping shown in Wool Socks is size 36"/91.5 cm with 3"/7.5 cm positive ease on model
    • Shaped version without waist shaping shown in Yellowstone is size 40”/101.5 cm with zero ease on model
    • Classic version shown in Soot is size 42"/106.5 cm with 2½"/6.5 cm positive ease on model
  • Techniques

    Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

    • Color Dominance
    • Tubular Cast On (optional)
    • Tubular Bind Off (optional)
    • Short Rows: Yarn Over Method
    • Kitchener Stitch (grafting)
    • Sewn Bind Off (optional)
  • Pattern Updates

    30 September 2020: Version 2.0

    The pattern has been updated for more inclusive sizing and with new imagery. The original sizes for women and men have now been updated for two silhouettes, Shaped and Classic (see “Pattern Specs” above for descriptions of each) and gendered language has been removed from the pattern. Colorwork charts have been added to accommodate the added sizes. The two neck treatments, crewneck and turtleneck, are now optional for either silhouette. Waist shaping is now optional for the Shaped silhouette. 

    28 March 2014: (version 1.2)

    On Page 12, the K2tog symbol was added to the legend as follows: [K2tog symbol] Knit two stitches on L needle together with color indicated. (1 stitch decreased; leans right)

    2 December 2013: (Version 1.1)

    On Page 8, additional information under Chart Notes has been added as follows: “Leave Markers 1 and 2 on your needle as you work, slipping them as they are encountered; they are required for an additional set of short rows after completion of Chart. If a k2tog decrease falls on two stitches that are separated by a marker, move the marker one stitch to the right in order to make this decrease.“

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