Everything about Faroese sweaters is designed for knitting and assembly efficiency. The sweater proportions are based on percentages of the sweater body circumference - the length is one-half the circumference; the sleeves taper from one-half to one-quarter; the neck and shoulders are each one-sixth. The body is worked in the round from the ribbing to the shoulders in a multiple of the number of stitches in the pattern repeat (in this case, six). The front opening, neckline, and armholes are cut open once the knitting is done. The adult's sweater shown here was knitted in the Faroe Islands with lightweight and lanolin-rich Faroese yarn, which is not available in the United States; however, a comparable yarn from Nordic Fiber Arts can be substituted. The child's sweater was designed and knitted in the United States with a DK-weight yarn from Nordic Fiber Arts.