It's 70 degrees here but I just finished a cozy and warm Lopi sweater. Lopi is my absolute favorite sweater yarn and
Pattern: Stopover by Mary Jane Mucklestone
Yarn: Lettlopi - Main Color is Dark Grey Heather 0058, Contrast colors are Black 0059, Oatmeal Heather 0085, and Ash 0054
Size Made: Small - 37"
Modifications: Knit the body 1" longer than the pattern called for
I'm just going to wax poetic for a moment about my love of Lopi. Lopi is a yarn made in Iceland from the Icelandic sheep that live there. There are no predators in Iceland so the sheep happily graze the landscape throughout the country without fences. Iceland is cold and damp and these sheep have developed a dual coat that keeps them both warm and dry in the most extreme of weather conditions. This means that sweaters made from their wool are amazingly warm, but also can keep you dry in a rain or snow storm. The yarn is also very durable and hardy. It looks great after years of wear. As if that wasn't enough, it is also a light and lofty yarn. Considering how warm and durable it is it doesn't weigh much - this sweater is just over 9 oz.
Lopapeysa is the name of an Icelandic style sweater made from Lopi yarn. They usually have a stranded colorwork motif in the yoke and can have
This pattern is very straightforward and simple. The body and sleeves are knit separately from the bottom up and then they are all connected
Overall I'm in love and am ready to take on some high country adventures this summer!