Ladies’ pullover in plötulopi

Knitting needles
Circular needles,  4.5 mm and 6 mm, 80 cm.
Circular needle, 6 mm, 40 cm.
Set of double pointed needles, 4.5 mm

Materials
Plötulopi (Icelandic unspun), knit with three strands of the same color
0003 light beige heather, 500 g
0001 white 300 g
9102 grey heather 100 g

Gauge
12 sts x 18 rows using 6 mm needles and three strands of plötulopi = 10 x 10 cm.
Adjust needle size as needed to get gauge.

Notes about the pattern
The body, sleeves, yoke and neckband are worked in the round.
Ribbing worked thus: *k1, p1*, repeat from * to *.
Stranded knitting pattern in yoke: Knit from charts, all stitches worked in stockinette st.

Body
Cast on 108 (114; 122; 130) sts on 4.5 mm circular needle. Join for working in the round and work ribbing for 5 (5; 6; 6) cm. Switch to longer 6 mm circular needle, k one row in stockinette st, increasing 4 (6; 6; 6) sts evenly across row. Now there are 112 (120; 128; 136) sts on the needle. K pattern from chart 1. K until body measures 41 (42; 42; 42) cm from cast on edge, leaving 4 (5; 5; 5) st on last row worked. Do not break yarn, leave body on needles until sleeves have been knitted.

Sleeves
Cast on 28 (28; 30; 30) sts on 4.5 mm double pointed needles. Join for working in the round and knit ribbing for 5 (5; 6; 6) cm. Switch to 6 mm needle (40 cm circular), k one row in stockinette stitch, increasing 4 (4; 10; 10) sts evenly across row. Work pattern 1 (see chart). Make 2 sts (1 st before last st in row and 1 st after first st in next row) 6 (7; 4; 4) times evenly up the sleeve (44 (46; 48; 48) sts on the needle after last increase). K until sleeve measures 46 (47; 47; 48) cm from cast on edge. Put 8 (9; 10; 10) sts on stitch holder, these will be the underarm stitches. Work second sleeve the same way.

Yoke
Join body and sleeves thus: Put 4 (5; 5; 5; 5) of the last stitches on the needle and 4 (4; 5; 5) of the first stitches on the needle of the body piece on stitch holder (these will be underarm stitches), k all stitches (excluding those on stitch holder) from first sleeve (36 (37; 38; 38) sts) onto body, k 48 (51; 54; 58) sts from the body (this will be the front), put next 8 (9; 10; 10) sts from body on stitch holder (underarm stitches), k second sleeve onto body needle (36 (37; 38; 38) sts), k 48 (51; 54; 58) sts from body (this will be the back). Start working pattern 2 (see chart).

Neckband
After finishing chart, switch to 4.5 mm needles, work 1 row in stockinette st and decrease evenly across row until 50 (52; 52; 54) sts remain. Work ribbing for 8 cm. Cast off loosely.

Finishing
Weave in loose ends. Graft underarm stitches together. Fold neckband in half towards the wrong side, stitch down loosely.


Size XS S M L
1/2 of bust width: 47 50 53 56 cm
Body length f. m. of front neckband: 62 64 65 66 cm
Sleeve length to underarm: 46 47 47 48 cm
Body length to underarm: 41 42 42 42 cm
Yoke: 21 22 23 24 cm


Abbreviations
st = stitch
k = knit
p = purl

Icelandic wool sweater