makers monday :: for the love of lopi

(r) Veðurfræðingurinn :: The “Weatherman” Sweater

You’ll always hear me gushing about Icelandic wool — how it served me brilliantly enduring the elements at the Anake Outdoor School, and how I’m loving it during my first New England winter! I might never have enough Lopapeysa hand knits, so the Treysta sweater (from the latest issue of Laine) is what’s currently on my needles. Here’s a little look into some of my favorite patterns and designs* —

  • Julia and her sister Meaghan of Ways of Wood Folk are endless sources of inspiration, with their delicate designs and wood-land inspired color ways.
  • I’m planning to re-make my rust colored Skógafjall — my first one was unwearable after my Anake survival trip. Stuffing moss inside my sweater to insulate… that will never block out!
  • I have always loved the look and neckline of Kiyomibee’s version of the Birki sweater.
  • This yoke! And this one! and these!
  • Kiyomi Burgin of Needleleaf Knits writes wonderful patterns, and I especially love the Flugeldar: it’s aztec-inspired color work adds a contemporary twist to the traditional Lopapeysa.
  • March is ‘Icelandic Wool Month’ at Tolt Yarn and Wool — if you’re looking for further reasons to love Lopi (or are in need of some convincing!) head to their blog for their own pattern designs and a curation of their fave knits.

Needless to say, I’m always on the look out for new and fun color work patterns (in Icelandic wool or not!) — what are some of YOUR favorites?

(l) Strokkur by Ysolda Teague  :: (r) Treysta by Jennifer Steingass
* all featured content is of personal interest and is not sponsored material *

Leave a Comment

Protected by WP Anti Spam