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This is a wool kit for the knitting pattern Freyja, published by Knitting Iceland.
Freyja is a free download on
Freyja also appeared in the Australian knitting magazine Yarn, December 2010 issue.

The kit contains wheels of un-spun Icelandic Lopi. Buttons and optional yarn for crochet edging are not included. Custom colors are available upon request - contact sales [!at]

Freyja is a lovely lopapeysa - Icelandic for the classic woollen yoke sweater-cardigan. It is knit from the lightweight and versatile unspun Lopi. The pattern is an old eight petal rose taken from the Icelandic “Sjónabók”, a collection of old patterns found in Icelandic art and handcrafts through the ages.

Freyja was the goddess of love, beauty and fertility in old Norse mythology. In modern times Freyja is often used to poeticly symbolize Iceland, the nature and the earth. Freyja is also a common Icelandic name.

The use of wool has followed Icelanders ever since the settlement of the vikings around 870 ad. The Icelandic sheep breed has remained the same ever since and the North-Atlantic climate produces a very special kind of wool. It consists of two types of fibers, the þel (pronounced thel) which is the fine and soft wool found closest to the sheep’s body, and the tog, long and glossy water repellent fibers on the outside. This unique combination of fibers makes it possible to knit from the wool without spinning it first.

Working with lopi is a different experience for many knitters. Unspun, it can easily be pulled apart but just as easily joined together again. The fibers stick really well to each other which also makes steeks very doable when making lopi cardigans.Thus cardigans are knitted in the round and steeked afterwards with only a single stitch added for the steek. With lopi, steeking is a much less scary process than with many other types of yarn.

When knitting with unspun lopi, gauge can vary a lot between knitters. So PLEASE check your gauge
before starting this project...

This is the wool kit for sizes XS - S - M - L

Freyja knitting kit - grey/white - sizes XS S M L

$45.00 USD
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  • Materials: icelandic lopi wheels, grey 5 wheels, white 1 wheel
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