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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New cardigan

I just listed this cardigan in my Etsy shop:

It's a design by me, an adult version of the children's sweater Frost. It's made with double thread plötulopi which is my favorite for lopi sweaters.

Friday, December 6, 2013

New sizes for the Frost pattern

I just added sizes 6/8/10 and 12 years old to my design Frost. It's a sweater made with Létt-lopi (or any worsted or aran weight yarn). It features a traditional Icelandic yoke and a high neck to keep kids warm.

I recently made it for my son who is 8 years old. He chose the colors himself and insisted on using neon colors for the pattern. The picture doesn't display how vibrant they really are but I do like the result.

The pattern can be found here.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

New things

I guess I didn't mention what I've been busy doing. 

Well, last winter I was busy finishing my first master's degree in human resource management. The thesis kept me quite busy until graduation in February. I'm quite proud of it :)

Then in August I had a baby girl. She's my fourth child and most likely also my last. She was born on the 26th and is a little bundle of joy. She even lets me knit from time to time ;)

Of course I've already made her a few things like this crocheted blanket and the sweater below:

Funny enough my sister also had baby girl in August. She doesn't knit or crochet so I enjoy making her some cute little things too:

My sister also has a birthday in August so she and her baby girl got a matching shawl and hat:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Lopi sweaters

I haven't done much blogging for the past few months. I guess I've just been to busy. 
But I'm back now and have lots of new sweaters to show:

These two have a yoke pattern from a sweater called Var which can be found in the knitting book Lopi 29 by Ístex. I've done some changes to it though like changing the cut.

These two have a yoke pattern from another Ístex Lopi book. It's called Él and I use it alot, I guess it's my favorite. But since it is a pattern for a children's sweater, I've designed the cut myself.

This one is kind of my own mix. The yoke pattern is (if I remember correctly) an adaption of an old Lopi pattern. The cut is my own.

All of the sweaters are made with double strand plötulopi and are (or were) for sale on Etsy. My youngest sister, Magga, was nice enough to model for me :)

Then I had some custom orders and made these two, which I've never knitted before:

The blue one is called Ranga and can be found in Lopi 29. The green one is called Jón and can be found in Lopi 31. I had to adapt both patterns a little so I would be able to use double strand plötulopi. But I think they turned out really nice :)