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The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater

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Designer Ragga Eiríksdóttir teaches you how to knit a fun, authentic Icelandic sweater from the top down and in the round.

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What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Learn from Icelandic designer Ragga Eiríksdóttir how to knit a traditional yoke sweater from the top down. She teaches you about Iceland's rich knitting history as you work authentic lopi yarn almost entirely in the round. Steek Ragga's Maren pattern into a fun cardigan and stylize it using decorative ribbing and buttons.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Ragga and get a sneak peak of what you'll learn about the Craftsy platform.
2. Knitting in Iceland
3. Getting Started
4. Casting On
5. Color Shaping in the Yoke
6. Shaping the Back
7. Sleeve Set Up
8. Ribbing Options
9. Casting Off
10. Sleeves
11. Wash and Care
12. Steeking and Button Band

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Taught by

Ragga Eiriksdottir
Ragga Eiriksdottir
Ragga is an Icelandic knitting expert and general manager of Knitting Iceland.

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