Knitted Norwegian sweater

So here’s my big project, a Norwegian sweater. Quick before it gets cold(er)! And my tummy bigger.

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It’s on the big size (for an XS!) but right now that’s perfect. I really wanted to try a colourwork yoked sweater, avoiding seams. It’s nice and seamless… but should I want it smaller for next winter… err… then uhm…

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I’m a big fan of Drops, they have a thorough website, in many languages, with lots of (free) knitting patterns  and sell wool online (and in some select shops) at a decent price. They also have instruction videos as well as a helpful forum.

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I chose to make this tunic above, but replaced their design by the original ‘Marius’ pattern, see below. Sandnes sells it, unfortunately only to addresses in Norway.

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So I puzzled it out based on the similarish Cortina pattern, from Dale. A lot of math and puzzling went into converting the patterns, but it worked!

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4 comments

  1. girlinknits

    I am currently knitting my own Nordic inspired sweater and about to begin the colourwork section. Your sweater is beautiful.

  2. girlinknits

    I am currently knitting my own Nordic inspired sweater and about to begin the colourwork section. Your sweater is beautiful.

  3. Thank you both for the encouraging compliments, good luck with your sweater Girlinknits.

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