Grettir

Printed pattern - English (no download)

“Last July I spent two weeks in Iceland and was overwhelmed with wool and sweater inspiration while there (even in the middle of summer). When I returned home, inspired, I set out to design my own version of a traditional Icelandic yoked pullover. Grettir is the result, and we’ve presented two versions for you here: a greyscale crewneck for men and a colorful turtleneck for women.

While visiting the northern coast of the country, I met a storyteller who told me the amazing saga of Grettir – the longest surviving outlaw in Icelandic history. I was 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; an incredible sight, visible from the very shoreline where I sat when hearing this tale.” –Jared Flood

YARDAGE
Worsted weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts (Women’s) [Men’s]:
(790, 875, 975, 1060, 1170) [950, 1030, 1135, 1230, 1350] yards Main Color (MC)
(90, 100, 120, 135, 145) [125, 140, 160, 175, 190] yards Contrast Color 1 (CC1)
(25, 30, 35, 40, 45) [45, 50, 55, 60, 65] yards Contrast Color 2 (CC2)
(75, 85, 100, 110, 115) [100, 115, 130, 145, 155] yards Contrast Color 3 (CC3)

YARN
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g) (Women’s) [Men’s]:
(6, 7, 7, 8, 9) [7, 8, 9, 9, 10] skeins of Main Color (MC)
(1, 1, 1, 1, 2) [1, 1, 2, 2, 2] skeins of Contrast Color 1 (CC1)
(1, 1, 1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 1, 1, 1] skeins of Contrast Color 2 (CC2)
(1, 1, 1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 1, 2, 2] skeins of Contrast Color 3 (CC3)

If you choose to work the Turtleneck collar on the Men’s pullover, you will require approximately [95, 105, 110, 115, 120] additional yards of MC yarn
Women’s pullover photographed in Wool Socks (MC), Plume (CC1), Homemade Jam (CC2), and Barn Owl (CC3)
Men’s pullover photographed in Soot (MC), Cast Iron (CC1), Sweatshirt (CC2), and Snowbound (CC3)

All photos copyright Jared Flood

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