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Avens – New Pattern!!!!

I am tremendously excited to share my new pattern, Avens, which is now available on Ravlery!!!

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Avens is inspired by the traditional Icelandic sweater known as Lopapeysa. Avens is worked in the round from the bottom up with a two-color corrugated ribbing. The sweater is designed with a slightly fitted waistline.  The yoke is flattering to all body types and is worked in a multi-color design (easily adaptable to a single color if preferred).  There is a coordinating border above the corrugated ribbing.  The colorwork is inspired by the official flower of Iceland – The Mountain Aven.


I would like to thank Álafoss Wool Store in Iceland for providing the yarn to knit the sample sweater.  They have been so supportive of this project and I am very grateful.  In fact, Álafoss is offering a coupon code to iknit2purl2 friends and followers!! From now until December 31, 2015, you can get 15% off your first order from the Álafoss website.  You can find the Álafoss website here.  The coupon code is iknit2purl2. Yarn ships and is delivered very quickly!!! Thank you, Álafoss, for such a generous offer!!!

Download Avens on Ravelry here!!!

32” (35½”, 39”, 42½”, 46¼”, 49¾”, 53¼”, 56¾”)
Intended Ease +2 inches
Sweater is shown in size 35½” with approx. 2 inches of positive ease.

18 stitches and 24 rows equals 4 inches in stockinette stitch with Size A needles after blocking.
18 inches and 24 rows equals 4 inches in corrugated ribbing and colorwork pattern for Yoke and Border Chart worked in Size B needles after blocking.

Sweater is shown in Ístex Léttlopi yarn (approx 109 yds/100m 1.7oz/50g) – colors and amount of yarn as follows:

Ash Heather (0056) MC –   9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins 981 (1090, 1199, 1308, 1417,1635, 1744) yd 900 (1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) m
White (0051) CC1 – 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins 218 (218, 327, 327, 327, 436, 436, 436) yds 200 (200, 300, 300, 300, 400, 400, 400) m
Pink Heather (1412) CC2 – 1 skein all sizes (109 yds/100 m all sizes)
Lapis Blue Heather (1403) CC3 – 1 skein all sizes (109 yds/100 m all sizes)
Spring Green Heather (1406) CC4 – 1 skein all sizes (109 yds/100 m all sizes)
Glacier Blue Heather (1404) CC5 – 1 skein all sizes (109 yds/100 m all sizes)

Size A for Main Fabric US Size 7 (4.5mm) 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs
Size B for Corrugated Ribbing and Colorwork US Size 8 (5.0 mm) 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of DPNs
Size C US Size 5 for Neckband (3.75mm) 16” circular needles

Stitchmarkers, stitchholders or scrap yarn, tapestry needle

NOTE: Colorwork Pattern is charted only.

Check out Léttlopi yarn at the Álafoss Wool Store here!!!

Download my patterns, Avens on Ravelry here!!!

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