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  years

Finished Bust Circumference

Length

Sleeve length 

66 cm

37 cm

27 cm

(70 cm)

(40 cm)

(29 cm)

73 cm

43 cm

31 cm

(77 cm)

(46 cm)

(33 cm)

79 cm

49 cm

35.5 cm

(83cm)

(53 cm)

(38 cm)

86 cm

58 cm

41 cm

 

Yardage
Gepard Pura Lana

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

Needles
Circular needles 3.5 mm ( US 4) and 4 mm ( US 6) for body.

Double - pointed needles 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4 mm (US 6) for neckband and sleeves.

Gauge
20 sts x 26 rows = 10 cm in stockinette stitch using 4 mm (US 6) needles.

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