Here is a Viking Knits Sweater for the Viking Guy. In this case, with my good-looking Godson #1, Joar, as a model. The photoshoot took place at a local “hembygdsgård”, a kind of outdoor museum with old houses and farming paraphernalia. We had a cold but lovely afternoon together.
The Yarn is my lovely Misty Wool, 75% Wool, 25% Hemp, a comfortable blend, adding interest to the stockinette sections of the design. The sweater has a cabled yoke that accentuates the shoulders and, as an unusual feature, the cabling is echoed on the bottom of the sleeve.
The lower part of the body is plain stockinette, and since it is knitted from the yoke down, you can easily adjust the length to suit your Viking Guy. And if you prefer working this part in the round to avoid those pesky purls, that is easily done.
Photo as always, Anders Rydell.
Alyssa is worked with two strands of my lovely Silky Wool. This creates a quite dense fabric which makes it more of a jacket than a cardigan.
I was intrigued by the pattern made with traveling stitches on a garter stitch background, but a bit wary since it demands some attention on the wrong side too, but with the limited amount of patterning it was quite fun to knit.
The jacket has a number of unusual features; for example the garter band is knitted on and framed by garter ridges in the opposite direction. I have used a few buttons placed in a slightly whimsical way but of course you can easily have buttons all along the front, and as many as you deem suitable.
Cables are knitted separately and sewn on horizontally.
All this combines to create a bit of challenge even for an experienced knitter, but the finished result is a a unique garment that will give you years of joy.