Knitting · Sweater

Grettir Il Magno

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Wow, not too much to say about this pattern any more, apart from that I still love it! It’s my fourth Grettir (first, second and third one!) and I’m not quite sure it will be the last one either. I love finding new color combos for the yoke and I could knit this pattern over and over forever.

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This one is for my older nephew who sent me this photo as color inspiration (he chose it from DesignSeeds):

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As usual I’ve used Cephalopod Yarns Traveller. Colors are: for the body Sherwood Gardens, and for the yoke Arctic Circle (undyed yarn), Casco Bay (dark blue) and Borthwick Castle (apple green). It’s a very bright and happy sweater and I hope Alvise is gonna like it.

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This time I’ve gone up in size needles, basically in order to get a bigger finished size garment using the same number of stitches I’ve used in my last two previous Grettirs. So I’ve used 3.25mm for the ribbing, 3.75mm for body and sleeves and I’ve gone up to 4mm for the colorwork section. Knitting at a looser gauge made look my stranding tighter compared to the stockinette section so I had to knit the yoke with bigger needles – this doesn’t happen when I knit with 3.5mm, weird!

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Some numbers:
– Gauge 22 st x rows in 10cm x 10cm.
– CO 216 st and increased to 220 after the bottom colorwork section.
– 20 sts for each underarm.
– CO 58 for the sleeves and increased to 82.
– Total number sts at the beginning of the yoke, after joining body and sleeves together, 304.
– Followed chart men D for the yoke.

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I love knitting stranded garments and I’m very proud of my neat and regular floating going on on the back side of the colowork section.

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And of course, here it is my label-button, sewn on matching apple green satin ribbon…

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Fifth Grettir soon? :)

8 thoughts on “Grettir Il Magno

  1. Awesome jumper Carli you sure have a keen Eye for craftsmanship and detail and to get a model to wear the jumper too your just awesome, well done! I seriously want one cannot wait for your new stuff 😍

  2. Carlotta, che dire, è semplicemente bellissimo!! (il maglione, anche il nipote non è brutto, ma con una maglia così passa in secondo piano). Un accostamento di colori favoloso e poi in effetti anche il modello di S.W ha il suo perchè. Io non l’ho ancora realizzato, ma devo prima o poi metterlo sui ferri. Hai visto l’ultimo scialle di Stephen West pubblicato su Raverly? A me piace, così asimmetrico, anche nella versione colorata.
    Dopo una settimana calda, qui ha ricominciato a piovere. In effetti mi era sembrato strano che fosse cominciata l’estate! Un salutone Paola

    1. Ciao Paola!
      Come sempre, grazie per i complimenti! :) mio nipote pagherebbe, probabilmente, per essere in Australia con me, invece di essere a casa e fare l’esame di maturità. Questo bel modello qua é il mi ragazzo, ahah! Ecco svelato il mistero.
      Ho visto il nuovo scialle di SW e sai che mi è quasi venuta voglia di iniziarne uno subito? Semplice ma d’effetto, magari da fare con tutti gli avanzi che ho a giro….
      Comunque….consolati, anche qui tempo del menga! Spero che in Italia si rimetta alla svelta che tra un mese arrivoooooooooooo!!
      xx

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