Tuesday, July 3, 2012

That Lund sweater

Ever since watching The Killing (the proper version). I've wanted to make that sweater, well I wasn't going to buy it @ €280  I have better things to do with it.  I started of here and used the chart as a guide, since I was using aran which I reclaimed from the Yukon (it was too big). I beefed up the chart a bit.

So you can take any sweater pattern that fits you well and incorporate the pattern in, however the amount of stitches should be divisible by 24, On the sleeves I manipulated the chart down to 22 stitches by removing one stitch between the different motifs in the second row of repeat.

I used 4 mm and 4.5 mm needles dpns and circular.  Gauge  16 sts 20 rows to 10 cm  Approx yardage 1000.  size 42 chest close fit  this was my yolk sweater pattern.  See notes at end for tweaks.

NOTES: I worked 14 rows rib and then continued until it measured 11cm then added the pattern which was 8cm when complete. Followed by 23 rows plain knit then pattern repeat then 4 plain rows. Measures approx 38.5 cm at armpit. then to the sleeves.
SLEEVES; Cast on 36 worked 15 rows rib. Increase to 48 sts work pattern.  Increasing as stated in original pattern. work 23 rows plain, 17 rows 22 st  pattern, 23 rows plain, 17 rows 24st pattern, 4 rows to armpit ending 3sts before marker like pattern.
  *~~~~ I have long arms, if you need shorter sleeves. It will be roughly 46cm less one pattern to cuff
  *~~~~ I had increased my sleeve to 72sts as I thought it might be too tight,  so I placed markers where the sleeves joined and decreased on both sides of the markers (reducing 8sts per row every 4th row) until I had 264sts 11 pattern repeats, for the yoke.
I worked the final pattern band before the first decreasing round in the pattern, the 2nd 8 rows later then followed pattern Worked 8 rows neck rib cast off.

This is a rough guide how to make it.  When laid flat. Armpit to hem 39cm, armpit to cuff 50cm. 65cm shoulder to hem, body width 45cm, bust 53cm


  1. wow. I like what you've done. Other than what you posted do you have any more detailed instructions. I'm a very very beginner knitter and would like to give this a try. Spanks.

    1. Not really. I actually found it too big around the shoulder area and wasn't all that happy with there only being 1 decrease row. In fact I took it back to where the sleeves joined and made it into a raglan, the patterns not so neat but it fits a lot better.
      If you have a sweater pattern that fits you well, use that and just center the pattern.

  2. Thank you SO much! I've been wanting to knit this, but daunted. I bought the Sirri yarn even, going to do the dark brown background with light design version.


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