TRS Sweater, Faroe Islands – ’Sjóormurin’

$6.06

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 an example of the sweaters common wear for men in the Danish 19th century countryside. Here, Kirsten Fanger from Traditionel Strik has used the pattern for a soft sweater knitted in Pura Lana. 

The pattern is in Danish and only sold in combination with yarn.

Sizes
Women S (M) L (XL) - Men [M] L [XL]

Bust

Length

Sleeve length 

96 cm

61 cm

49 cm

(100) cm

(62 cm)

(50 cm)

104 cm

63 cm

50 cm

(111 cm)

(64 cm)

(50 cm)

[104 cm]

[65 cm]

[54 cm]

111 cm

67 cm

54 cm

[118 cm]

[69 cm]

[54 cm]

 

Yardage

Gepard Pura Lana

Main colour:6 (6) 7 (7) [7] 7 [8] skeins of 50 g (image shows col. 520 as main colour)
Contrast colour: 5 (6) 6 (7) [6] 7 [7] ngl skeins of 50 g (image shows col. 748 as contrast colour)

Needles
Double-pointed needles 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.