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Freyja Cardigan Using Plotulopi

Freyja Cardigan Using Plotulopi

“A classic Icelandic rose.”

Freyja is a truly lovely example of the lopapeysa—the iconic Icelandic wool sweater. Knit in the round, you start at the bottom and work your way up to the beautiful, stranded colorwork yoke. The eight-petaled rose is a classic design drawn from the Sjónabók, a collection of Icelandic textile patterns found in arts and handcrafts throughout Iceland’s history.

This cardigan is created using a nifty technique called steeking, which allows the knitter to always work in the round. It makes it much easier to do your stranded colorwork! Steeking involves creating a seam on either side of a purl-stitch column and then—be brave—cutting your knitting between the seams. Do not fear! You’ll find more information about steeking in the Knitter’s Notes tab.

Freyja is knit with Plötulopi (pronounced ‘ploe-tu-loh-pi’), the unspun wool that takes full advantage of the dual-coated fleece of Icelandic sheep. It combines both both the short, soft inner coat—or þel (pronounced ‘thel’)—and the long, coarse outer coat—tog—which holds all of the hairs (and thus the strand itself) together. Drawing from the heartiness of Iceland’s native sheep, used to this country’s wild tundra and craggy terrain, it creates warm, rugged garments that are mildly water-resistant!

Choose your colors of Plötulopi below; we'll include the free cardigan pattern when you order from this page. See the Basic Details tab for the number of skeins you'll need for your size.

COLOR: White. Natural cream.

COLOR: Heather Grey. Heathered sweatshirt grey.

COLOR: Charcoal. Sooty charcoal grey.

COLOR: Natural Black. Soft black with an overtone of darkest brown and grey.

COLOR: Forest. Pine green with blue and amber heathering.

COLOR: Garnet. Holiday red.

freyja-lopip-0001-white
   

$10.50


freyja-lopip-1027-heather-grey
   

$10.50


freyja-lopip-9103-charcoal
   

$10.50


freyja-lopip-0005-natural-black
   

$10.50


freyja-lopip-1421-forest
   

$10.50


freyja-lopip-1430-garnet
   

$10.50