Sari Nordlund's Vargö Pullover

Posted on May 07, 2024

Sari Nordlund's Vargö Pullover


Sometimes you want that special sweater in time for the first chill of Fall. That makes May the perfect time to start knitting the Vargö Pullover by Sari Nordlund. Vargö is a part of Suomenlinna Island situated in front of Sari’s hometown of Helsinki. On calm and sunny days, it is a popular day trip destination for people living in Helsinki, but the weather can get quite rough on a stormy day when the wind blows from the open sea. The word Vargö means “the island of wolves.”

The modern pullover is knit seamlessly, top-down & features a classic stranded colorwork yoke. The pattern is well written & easy to follow with short pattern repeats. The back is shaped with optional short-rows to improve the fit. If you have not done a stranded colorwork sweater before, this is an approachable pattern to knit.

Sari knit her design in Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino. Traveling to us from lovely Denmark, Knitting for Olive yarns are ethically created with high quality, natural fibers.

Spun with 100% traceable, Merino wool, Heavy Merino is a versatile worsted weight yarn that is ideal for cold weather garments & accessories. Warm & toasty, this yarn has a classic, heritage feel. It is must-knit for wool lovers!


Finished bust circumference: 33.5 (37.5, 41.25, 45.25, 49.25, 53.25, 57, 61, 65)” (including the intended ease of 4”)

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

  • Main color: 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) balls Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino, photo sample in Mushroom Rose
  • Contrast color: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino, photo sample in Dark Moose
  • Size US 3, 16” & 32” circular needles + double point needles
  • Size US 6, 16” & 32” circular needles

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Love dogs....don’t miss the version of this sweater for your furry friend!

Happy Knitting!

The Wool & Co. Team

Vargö Dog Sweater by Sari Nordlund
Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino,
colors Pearl Gray, Dark Ocher