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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Last updated: February 9th, 2016.