Snjóflyksa by Linnea Ornstein


March 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
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Pattern for an Icelandic lopapeysa pullover. Excellent for fall, winter and spring, and/or under a jacket. Knitted in plötulopi, an unspun lightweight yarn.

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The Icelandic sheep has developed through centuries of isolation and harsh climate. This has resulted in wool with unusually long outer fibres with tough and water-resistant qualities, combined with fine, soft inner fibers that insulate against cold temperature. Added to this, the yarn is produced only with natural energy from geothermal power, which makes a sustainable production of a long-lasting and functional material.

The Icelandic lopi yarn is produced in several different weights, both spun and unspun. This pattern is adjusted for létt-lopi, which is an aran weight/10 ply yarn spun of two threads. It is perfect for lighter garments to be worn indoors or underneath a jacket.