FO – Sundottir Sweater

March 22nd, 2016


Sundottir Knitting Lett Lopi Brooklyn Tweed Folklore

The third, and possibly best, of my three finished sweaters for March. I want to don cross-country skis and take off into the beautiful heart of Norway, hair flying out from underneath a woolly hat and wearing this jumper, presumably atop a thermal under-layer because I’m sensible like that.

I had long been lusting over the Sundottir pattern – the simple, Scandic-influenced colourwork, easy-to-wear shape and the endless possibilities for colour pairings – what’s not to like really?

PATTERN: Sundottir

DESIGNER: Dianna Walla

WHERE: Brooklyn Tweed Wool People Vol. 6

YARN: Istex Lett Lopi. I love this wool. It’s so light and wonderful to work with but also warm and rugged. The finished fabric is glorious and I have to stop myself stroking it constantly.

MODIFICATIONS: None. I followed the pattern exactly and learnt a few new techniques for decreases, a lot about short rows and that I still need to work on my tension when it comes to the neck ribbing.

VERDICT: The perfect pairing of yarn and pattern. I love it! Having said that, it’s not perfect. I need to work on my neck ribbing (as mentioned), binding off and I still have a lot to learn when it comes to working over short rows. But…I am ecstatically happy with my sweater, it’s completely wearable, utterly comfortable and simply beautiful.

Sundottir Knitting Lett Lopi Brooklyn Tweed Folklore

Sundottir Knitting Lett Lopi Brooklyn Tweed Folklore

Sundottir Knitting Lett Lopi Brooklyn Tweed Folklore


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