Every year, I have to make one. My collection of lopapeysa is rather small, but that’s mainly because the last few have been made for other people!
A lopapeysa is an Icelandic jumper, generally made from Icelandic Lopi yarn which is particularly special because it has been bred in isolation in Iceland where it has developed a special hollow fibre wool which is incredibly warm. The lopi I have used in the past, has always been imported from Iceland directly, but the downside to these is that they ITCH! With that said, they are so lovely and warm.
However, the same visual effect can be achieved with some wool blend Aran. And that’s exactly what I’m doing this year.
Last year was a bit of a penguin thing for Beanpole. This year it’s a traditional jumper for me 🙂
One does not simply buy a lopapeysa – you have to knit it yourself. (Or find an Icelandic grandmother, who do actually advertise online!)
Happy knitting xx