22 November 2009

Pink lopapeysa (Icelandic pullover) on its way!

I started a léttlopapeysa (Icelandic pullover in léttlopi yarn) for Johan for a while ago, but I did not come far with that until it crossed my mind that my sister is turning 25 really soon. And I promised her one day that I will knit a lopapeysa for her so why not now. It was a good opportunity. I started immediately as the idea struck me. I wanted to use the thick Álafoss lopi yarn but it was not available in the colors I imagined so I went for the léttlopi and used two threads of it instead of one. It is turning out as thick as lopi, I think. My sister's birthday is getting closer now (It's the 7th of December), but I am almost done. Here is the progress so far:

I also just have to put out a picture of myself in my latest lopapeysa, which my darling shot today. We were outside of Reykjavik. We went to visit a family, who lives in Eyrabakki, one hour from Reykjavik. Here is the picture:

03 November 2009

Black/white/pink Icelandic sweater (lopapeysa) finished!

Now I have finally sewed in the zipper in my lopapeysa (Icelandic sweater). It actually turned out really nice. The sweater itself is a bit unevenly knitted but I like it. I used 2 threads of plötu lopi (as it is called here in Iceland). Plötu lopi is non-spun and non-treated 100% wool. And it is very breakable. I knitted with needles no 5 (mm).

Here comes a picture of the result. It is kind of cool with a zipper on the side. It is absolutely easier to drag it over your head with a zipper there. It does not ruin the hairdressing for example. And then the pattern on each side on the zipper really come together. Sometimes it is difficult to get it right. I am not a pro.

And here is a picture of just the pattern and the zipper:

My next project, which I already started is a lettlopi sweater for my boyfriend. I made my own pattern and started to knit. The ground-color is black. It will be interesting to see the result. To see how the colors will match up together.

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