Hi guys!
this is my first post here

, so I thought i'd let you know that I have just come home from my vacation in Iceland. As all knitting lovers do, I could not come home without yarn, so while I was in Rekjavik I dediced to have a go at knitting a lopapeysa or "lopi sweater", which is a tradational Icelandic sweater knittined from Álafoss Lopi yarn. I bought the pattern book and yarn from the handknitting Association of Iceland's store where you can also buy ready mades that have been handknitted by thier members. They have a website: www.handknit.is

I arrived home yesterday and could not stop myself from starting, this is how far iv'e reached so far. The yarn knits fast and like a dream ;)
I am now looking forward to winter and my finished lopapeysa :)

Bohus Boy x


Ron's picture

Welcome Ross!

I love the design and can't wait to see your completed project!
The colors are fantastic!


Bill's picture

Welcome, Ross, . . . . . . . . . . . .

That's going to be very handsome!!!


TomH's picture

You're off to a great start ... it looks great. Welcome.

potterdc's picture

Hey Bohus Boy! Welcome! Very nice start to your sweater. My very first sweater was a very simple, boat neck sweater knit out of Lopi yarn. After years of trying and trying to learn to knit, there was something about that yarn that just felt right and helped me finally take off as a knitter. Unfortunately, after several years of wear that sweater accidently got dumped in the wash and then the dryer! OH NOOOOOOoooooooo! Oh well. Post of picture of the finished sweater if you can!

Take care and welcome again,
Jonathan in DC

Think less, enjoy it more.

Think less, enjoy it more.

kiwiknitter's picture

Welcome! It's great to have another Fair Isle enthusiast here! The beginning of this jumper is great; be sure to let us see more of it as you progress.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

SKHolt's picture

Nice job. Can't wait to see the finished product. I so want to try my hand at fair isle soon...but haven't got the courage to try anything yet.

ronhuber's picture

What a beautiful colour combination. My first multi colour knit was an Icelandic sweater. That yarn is something else. Am intereted in seeing other things you have knit. Welcome to the Forum.

Bohus Boy's picture

Thanks :)

Thanks for all the nice comments, already feel at home :)
Here is a picture of a vest I have been sitting on for a while, The vest is called Moor and is designed by Kim Hardgreaves it comes from Rowan's " a Yorshire Fabel" yarn is also Rowan "yorshire tweed 4ply" now discontinued. I have to knit the armbands and give it a good wash. I'm not so fond of knitting armbands :([img_assist|nid=2929|title=Moor vest|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=150|height=200]


Celowin's picture

Both the lopapeysa and the vest look fantastic. I'm working on my first stranded knitting project right now, and while I'm still a bit hesitant about what I'm doing, I'm having a lot of fun.

And knit those armbands. It would bug the heck out of me to have a project that close to being finished and then leave it sit. ^_^

rjcb3's picture

Very nice beginning. I can't wait to see what it looks like.


islander's picture

yes nice.lopi yarn knitt very well.
y have more as 200 sweaters knit,also with t-neck.
and now with lopi bulkt wool.
greet feeling.
y love them
greetings islander