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Snæfellsjökull (literally “snow-fell-glacier”) is situated on the most western part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. When the weather is clear, it may be seen from the city of Reykjavík over Faxa Bay, at a distance of 120 km [75 miles] beeline.

The mountain is quite famous internationally, as it appears as the entrance to a passage leading to the centre of the earth in one of Jules Verne’s most beloved novels Journey to the Centre of the Earth, published in 1864.

The Snæfellsjökull-cardigan, which is worked seamlessly top down, is inspired by the majestic sight of the glacier. Both peaks symbolize the two-part neckband and shoulders, where the stitches for the back are picked up. The glacier itself with its ridges is represented by the yoke with a delicate twisted stitch pattern. After dividing body and sleeves, you will be knitting down in stockinette stich, while increases continue to add to the A-line shape.


Yarn: Gilhagi, Lamb fine (fully biodegradable woolyarn), 50 g / 160 m [175 yds],

or Istex plötulopi (100% wool), 100 g / 300 m [328.1yds];
Hex hex Dyeworks, Mohair (72% kid mohair / 28% silk), 50 g / 419 m [458 yds].

Lamb fine, white:                               300 (300) 350 (350) 400 g, or
plötulopi, white:                                300 (300) 300 (350) 350 g;
Mohair, tilraunaeldhúsið #1:             100 (150) 150 (150) 150 g.

Needles: Circular needles 60 and 100 cm [24 and 40 in] in 4.5 mm [US 7] and
5.5 mm [US 9]. Use same needle sizes for your preferred method to work smaller circumferences (sleeves, pocket).

Gauge: 14 sts * 16 rows = 10 * 10 cm [4 * 4 in] stockinette stitch
on needles 5.5 [US 9].

Notions: Cotton yarn, stitch markers, crochet needle.


Snæfellsjökull cardigan

SKU: 20E
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