Patrick's Korsnäs Sweater
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This is a traditional sweater from the municipality Korsnäs, close to Vaasa in Ostrobothnia, on the west coast of Finland. The design is dating back to the 1870’s.
The waistline, yoke and cuffs of the sweater (diagrams with red background, 35-40% of the sweater's surface) are made in tapestry crochet, and the central parts (the diagram with white background) are knitted. Traditionally, the colours are off-white, red, green and yellow.
There are a number of variations of the Korsnäs sweaters. My version is entirely based on a pattern from Korsnäs Village, except I only use the traditional colours, I've placed the "yellow stars" in the yoke in a more symmetrical pattern, and I’ve added the “dancing boys” as a variation of the popular "dancing girls" (which also is available among the diagrams).
The pattern contains all diagrams, practical tips and a written instruction.
[Here is a video] in Swedish about the sweater and