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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The lopapeysa

Have I ever told you how much I love lopi? Here you have some lopipeysa/Islandpullis/lopisweaters I have made in the last 5 years...

1. Green one on the left: yarn: léttlopi, horses: I got them on the Istex-homepage; shaping: I made it up... 
On the right: unspun, one strand (really thin) - the pattern: "Bokki" from the book Prjónaperlur

2. yarn: léttlopi from Istex; pattern: "Fjör" from Lopi 25

3. on the left: sweater for my dad, yarn: álafosslopi; Pattern: from Lopi 12; shaping: myself
on the right: Sweater for Bidenam; yarn: léttlopi; Pattern: Lopi 12, adapted for a child; shaping: myself

4: this one is one of my favorite child-lopisweater-pattern, so pretty and classic; yarn: Álafosslopi; pattern: from Lopi 2

5. Yarn: Álafosslopi; Pattern: The stars/roses/snowflakes from "Fjör" (Lopi 2) adapted for a child;     shaping: myself

 6. in the front: also one of my favorites... classic and so pretty! Yarn: léttlopi: Pattern: "Barnahettupeysa",    a free pattern on the Istex-homepage found here;

And here you have something else I love: driftwood... so beautiful... this one was taken in the south of Iceland, near Höfn in Hornafjordur

Landmannalaugar, what a magical place and a wonderful, adventurous drive... you can bath in natural, hot springs there...


  1. Ohhh my - you are a knitting machine ;) Love all of them, especially the classic white and brown one!

    Happy b-day sweetiepie :)

  2. Takk fyrir Soffía mín! :-) Þessar klassísku eru einfaldlega klassískar...

  3. Æðislegar allar saman, það er eitthvað svo heillandi við fallegar lopapeysur!

  4. good morning, your pullovers are very inspiring and
    they look really nice,
    have a great day,
    ciao ciao Christa

  5. I'm so impressed with all those Icelandic sweathers you made. The patterns are all gorgeous, the horses and stars are very sweet. I also find the colours very pretty, so natural and earthy. Just wonderful!!
    Do the different pattern come from certain places in Iceland? In Norway we have traditional knit pattern that commects to different places in the country.

    I also love the nature photographs. The view is spectacular!!

    Have a wonderfull day, Kristin :)

  6. Floottar peysur!

    Lopi er bestur!
    Á ég að segja eitthvað annað? hehe

  7. Knittingmydayaway: svo sannarlega - lopapeysur eru dásemd.

    Christa: thank you so much! :-)

    Hilde: thank you so much dear Hilde! I just love earthy, calm and natural colours. The patterns do not come from different parts of Iceland like in Norway. But I really do love the norwegian ones... so amazing and I think you have to have a lot of patient to finish a whole sweater with a norwegian pattern!

    Rodrigo: takk krúttið mitt! :-) já, lopi er svo sannarlega bestur í heimi! eeeeeelska hann...

  8. Such beautiful sweaters. I love the lopapeysa. Just have no need for one where I live. Beautiful knitting, Kristin.

  9. Thank you so much Judi! :-) Maby you´ll come here some day and then you´ll need one! :-)

  10. I love the pattern you use for the sweaters nr. 3. I have been looking for those patterns. You write that they are from Lopi 12. Is it the number 4 pattern? I have looked through Lopi 12, and just wanted to be sure.

    Thank you very much!


    1. Hi there Sigrid,

      I love that pattern too... Yes, it is nr. 4 and I what I changed was the part that looks like a drop... if you look at my pictures and than the chart you´ll see - I simplified it!

      Have a wonderful week!

  11. Hi! I have been admiring your handiwork!!
    You sweaters are absolutely gorgeous and inspiring! I would love to knit the Barnahettupeysa lopi, and you said that there was a free pattern on the Istex-homepage. Unfortunatly, I mainly speak English and that pattern was not on the Istex english site....its only found in a language that I cannot read. I was just curious if you know of any place that I could get the pattern in English?

    Thank you!!

    1. Hi there Leah!

      Thank you so much for your nice comment on my sweaters :-) I would look at this homepage - they have a lot of stuff in English, but you might have to write them an email or buy it online: http://www.handknit.is/user/home/
      If they don´t have it, I would just write Istex an email and ask them if the pattern is available in English.
      Good luck and have a wonderful week!!

      Kristín Hrund