I finally finished my Lopapeysa or Icelandic sweater.
I love Icelandic sweaters or in fact any knitwear with Scandinavian patterns.
I don’t mind the scratchiness of the yarn, I think that once you have it on you get used to it and it’s really nice and warm.
I already casted this one on in January and knit both the body and the sleeves until the underarm in no time.
But then I had to start the yoke, the fun part, the part that magically turns this sweater into an icelandic sweater.
I realized that I only ordered 5 different colors, whereas I needed 7 colors. Don’t ask me why.
I also realized that I would need more contrasting colors to bring forward the dark brown in the yoke.
Fortunately I had exactly what I needed: white and grey.
See, you always NEED to have an important stash in order to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances:) like this one.
I had to do some thinking to determine the order of the different colors, taking into account all the contrast.
It’s not as simple as it looks, especially when no exact examples are available.
So I tried some color combo’s on paper.
I knew I had no choice on the lower and upper band of the yoke since those had to be worked like the borders of the body and the sleeves.
I decided on the two center colors (white and red) and then used the same color order below and above the center lines.
The project is RAVELLED here with additional information.
The pattern is a free download!
Nld 4,5 mm (US 7)