TRS Children's sweater, Faroe Islands – ’Sjóormurin’

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The ’Sjóormurin’ pattern (English: seasnake) is found in many variations on the Faroese sailor sweaters. A cardigan adorned by this pattern is found on the Danish National Museum and a reconstruction of this cardigan was exhibited on the Danish War Museum as part of the 1948 uniform of a marine soldier. Here, Kirsten Fanger from Traditionel Strik has used the pattern for a soft children's sweater knitted in Pura Lana. 

The pattern is in Danish.

Sizes
1-2 (2-3) 3-4 (5-6) 7-8 (9-10) 11-12 (13-14) years

Bust

Length

Sleeve length 

68 cm

36 cm

23.5 cm

(72 cm)

(39 cm)

(26 cm)

76 cm

42 cm

29 cm

(80 cm)

(45 cm)

(32 cm)

80 cm

49 cm

36 cm

(84 cm)

(53 cm)

(40 cm)

88 cm

56 cm

43 cm

(92 cm)

(59 cm)

(46 cm)

 

Yardage
Gepard Pura Lana

Main colour: 3 (3) 4  (4) 4 (5) 5 (6) skeins of 50 g (image shows col. 130 karry as main colour)
Contrast colour: 2 (3) 3 (3) 4 (4) 4 (5) skeins of50 g (image shows col. 101 as contrast colour)

Needles
Double-pointed neeles 4 mm. Circular needles 3 and 4 mm, 40-60 cm.

Gauge
21 sts x 23 rows = 10 x 10 cm

Using a laundry wash bag, hand wash using a wool-friendly detergent and put through spin cycle. Dry flat.