I’m very excited to introduce my latest lopapeysa pattern, Blossi, available in both English and Icelandic. I’ve been tinkering with it for what feels like forever, and I am SO happy it’s finally ready to share.
Blossi is a unisex children’s sweater knit with Léttlopi (worsted weight lopi wool). It’s knit in the round from the bottom up on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles. The sweater is seamless except for the underarms which are grafted using Kitchener stitch. Blossi is for sizes 2-8 years and is currently available in English and Icelandic, though I hope to get it translated into more languages. The pattern PDF can be purchased for $5 on Ravelry. If you’re not on Ravelry, you can also purchase Blossi directly through PayPal.
After creating several rather colourful lopapeysa designs, I wanted to experiment with a monochromatic palette to see where that would lead me. I had a lot of fun playing around with gradation, and I’m really pleased with the effect it created. There’s something extremely satisfying about seeing the colours flow in and out as you knit.
Although the pattern uses 4 shades, newcomers to stranded/coloured knitting need not be intimidated–with the exception of just a couple of lines, you only have 1 or 2 colours on the needles at any given time, making it very comfortable to knit.
By far the most rewarding part of publishing patterns is seeing everyone’s projects, and I can’t wait to see what people do with Blossi. I really look forward to seeing how it looks in different palettes. I hope you guys will have as much fun with it as I have!
August 23, 2015 at 2:45 am
Wow.. What a sweater pattern. I’m coming to Reykjavik next weekend. I will be in town for a week and was wondering about knitting, knitting stores.. What is going on locally or in the community.. Do you have any suggestions.. I’m traveling from canada with my daughter amber who is 22 and lives in Halifax.
September 8, 2015 at 10:49 am
Ahhh, I’m so sorry – I saw this comment right before falling asleep, intending to reply in the morning, then fell asleep and obviously forgot. :/ I hope you guys had a wonderful time here and that you managed to find what you were looking for. I should really do a blog post about knitting things in Iceland!
February 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm
So for the sleeves do you cast off all by the 8sts?