Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Lopi Haul
Harriet and I went nuts in the Alafoss outlet store! We were literally running around adding balls of yarn to our baskets by the minute. All of the yarn we bought was around $2 a ball/wheel, so we bought as much yarn as we could fit into our luggage. It's a great thing yarn is so squishy!
Here's what I bought:
Wheels of Pltulopi to make a shortsleeved/vest version of this sweater for me (Lopi 120 pattern seen on this page).
3 balls of Ålafoss Lopi to make an earflap hat for Jon.
3 balls of Lett Lopi to make mittens and/or a hat with earflaps for me.
13 balls of Lett Lopi to make a long-sleeved Riddari for Jon (he's been asking for a green sweater ever since I started knitting).
10 balls of Lett Lopi to make a Spring Morning vest for me.
And, finally, 3 balls of Einband laceweight and this pattern book to make the scarves or handwarmers (patterns here on ravelry).
Knitting Iceland just published an informative article on knitting with Lopi. Check it out here.