The lopapeysa, meaning literally a sweater made of lopi (lopi is unspun and means roving band in Icelandic) is a really great sweater, very warm and light, hardwearing, water repellant and thus dirt-repellant (you barely have to wash it!) but the lopi wool being a bit scratchy, it’s not so suitable for babies. Knitted with my soft Gilitrutt however, it will make babies warm and happy! Gilitrutt is made of pure Icelandic lambswool which I select especially for its softness from the Icelandic farmers.
The pattern had already made a première in Danish during the Icelandic knitting days in Copenhaguen, but it was time to release it on my website in English (and also French and Icelandic). It is however during the Icelandic knitting days that I got the amazingly beautiful Icelandic fish skin buttons from Roð: the ones I chose are made of salmon fish skin. Send me an email or leave a comment if you would be interested in purchasing such buttons!
The pattern and the kit can both be purchased here. The kit for sale there with two different color combinations (Grey sweater and Pink sweater) but you can of course chose your own colors among the 18 lovely colors available in the Gilitrutt range! The pattern is also available on Ravelry.
Here a size 2 years old in Silene pink, Moss green and Natural white.
It would also look quite good in Moss green, Sulfur Yellow and White.
Or in Askja Blue, Moss Green and Sulfur Yellow
The grey sweater is a size 3-6 months and was modeled by my absolutely adorable niece, just 6 months old: she’s a bit of a small gabarit for an Icelandic baby and it fits her perfectly! 🙂
In the Gilitrutt Collection, you will find more patterns knitted with Gilitrutt.