Published on February 11th, 2016 | by Liza


Rams knitting patterns, inspired by the film

The Icelandic film Rams tells the story of two brothers, both sheep farmers, who live next door to each other without speaking for decades, but have to unite to save their farms after a disease breaks out. In honor of the movie, we’ve gathered some cozy, warm, woolly patterns that make us think of cold Nordic winters.

Rams knitting patterns on LoveKnitting

Rams has been critically acclaimed and is the most successful Nordic movie in history. If you loved this Icelandic and sheepish story, you’ll adore these Rams knitting patterns!


Rams-inspired knitting patterns: Strokkur by Ysolda Teague, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

Strokkur by Ysolda Teague was inspired by the Iceland sweaters known as Lopapeysas, with their colorful yoke details and heavy wool knit. This version is a bit more fitted than the more traditional versions, perfect for everyday wear. Knit it in a hearty wool like Jamieson’s Shetland Heather for the most warmth.

Rams-inspired knitting patterns: Flugeldar by Kiyomi Burgin, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

Flugeldar by Kiyomi Burgin is a unisex sweater that mimics the Icelandic style with a unique colorful yoke pattern meant to salute fireworks. Use a worsted wool yarn like Cascade 220 Heathers to make this one.

Rams-inspired knitting patterns: Round Neck Cable Sweater by Sirdar, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

The Round Neck Cable Sweater from Sirdar is a great choice for men. The simple lines are great for everyday use while the cables add visual interest and warmth. Use a 100% wool like Wendy Merino Chunky or a blend like Sirdar Click Chunky.

Rams-inspired knitting patterns: Jiminy Sweater by Rowan, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

The Jiminy Sweater from Rowan is a great choice if you want to make a warm, Rams-inspired sweater for a baby in your life. The cable pattern will look lovely on your favorite little guy or gal, and you can opt for a washable yarn like Rowan Pure Superwash DK so it’s easy to clean up after the inevitable baby messes.


Rams-inspired knitting patterns: Tangle Scarf by Rowan, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

If you’d rather your woolly knits in a smaller form, the Tangle Scarf is a great option. Knit in Rowan Big Wool, the scarf is chunky and cozy with its cables and fringe. It could easily work on any gender or age, simply by choosing the right color.

Rams-inspired knitting patterns: Suloinen by Ysolda Teague, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

Suloinen by Ysolda Teague is a beautiful way to incorporate chunky wool in a subtler way. Try making it with Patons Classic Wool Roving or Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky in a bright, popping color.

Rams-inspired knitting patterns: Apple Pie by Tin Can Knits, download on LoveKnittingClick photo to download pattern.

Apple Pie by Tin Can Knits is a beautiful hat that can work on any gender. The cable pattern is beautiful and interesting while still being simple enough to show off a special wool yarn. Try Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage for a lovely, slightly variegated option.

Rams-inspired knitting patterns: Snapdragon Flip-tops by Ysolda Teague, download on LoveKnitting

Snapdragon Flip-Tops by Ysolda Teague are a lovely choice for Rams-inspired gloves. Use Dream In Color Classy Kettle Hand-Dyes for a warm and beautiful pair of mittens.

Rams-inspired knitting patterns: Rowan Gloves by Kulabra Designs, download on LoveKnitting

The colorwork on these Rowan Gloves by Kulabra Designs mimics the yoke patterns on traditional Icelandic sweaters, making them a great option if you want the look without the involvement needed to make a whole sweater. These use several colors of fingering weight yarn, so try Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift or Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light for some 100% wool options.

What do you think of these Rams knitting patterns?

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About the Author

Liza is a New York-based writer and photographer who is working on a Ph.D in Information Studies. She gets her best knitting done on the subway, and likes dogs more than people. She posts about knitting and yarn on her blog, Knitblr, as well.

Last updated: February 9th, 2016.

3 Responses to Rams knitting patterns, inspired by the film

  1. Vicki Zilai says:

    The above patterns look fabulous. I would like to try them as soon as I finish some other projects111111

  2. Pauline Lofkin says:

    Where have I been!! Haven’t even heard of this film and love the look of the knits!! Someone ought to do a book about knitting in film and tv. I wanted Centenary Stitches but hubby couldn’t get it for Christmas. If it was all in one place, we’d have no problems and a great book to boot! Mind you, thinking about it more, it would probably have to be in many volumes!!?

  3. Jill says:

    Like Pauline, I wonder why this is the first I have heard of this film! Now to find out how to see it in the States.
    I love Flugeldar. I suggest people take the time to knit it in Icelandic wool. It will last forever. I knit a Lopapeysa for my husband in the early 1970’s from Reynold’s Lopi, and it was the best use of my knitting time ever.

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