Class Title: Traditional Icelandic Lopi Yoke Sweater
Instructor: Helene Magnusson
Overall Skill Category: Beginner to Intermediate
Class Description: The Icelandic "lopapeysa" is probably the most prominent representation of Icelandic knitting today It is, however, a fairly recent invention, probably dating back to the 50's and one that became immensely popular in the 70's. During the workshop, we will knit a doll size sweater with all the elements of an adult one. Special attention will be given to the color yoke to ensure a good fit.
Techniques covered: knitting in the round, split splycing yarn, combining sleeves and body, reading color charts, stranded knitting with 2 or 3 colors (depending on the students' level), Icelandic bind-off, and different methods for closing underarms.
Supplies to Bring to Class: Aran weight yarn (e.g., Lettlopi from Istex) in 2 or 3 contrasting colors, 4.5mm/US 6 needles (circ or 5 DPN's), 1 circular needle the same or smaller size, darning needle, 4 safety pins or stitch holders, stitch markers.
Your usual ditty bag of knitting notions, including tape measure, scissors and tapestry needle. Paper and pencil for notes.
Pre-Class Assignment: None. All knitting will be done in class.
Class Size: Limited to 12 students