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This is an instructional knitting DVD in Icelandic and English

Learn to knit Iceland’s favorite sweater. The Lopapeysa (Icelandic for the traditional knitted yoke sweater) has become a well-known symbol for the Icelandic knitting tradition. Today the Lopapeysa is intensely popular among Icelanders of all ages, so when travelling around Iceland you will see this knitted symbol of the Nordic nation all over.

Ragnheiður Eiríksdóttir (Ragga) takes you through the knitting of three different Lopapeysas. You will learn the traditional techniques along with Ragga’s modern twists, from casting on to steeking.
The DVD also includes a documentary about the making of lopi, from the sheep to the knitters’ needles.

Content of DVD
The making of lopi
Great grandma's house
Óðinn: men's sweater
Freyja: ladies cardigan
Children's top-down cardigan

All patterns are available as free downloads on
Knitting kits containing wool for the sweaters are available in our Etsyshop.

Techniques covered:
German twisted cast on, Different knitting styles, Long tail cast on in knit and purl, Decreases in yoke pattern, Loose cast off at neckline, Different types of cast on in ribbing, Suspended cast off, Connecting in the round, Tubular cast off, Different types of ribbing, Weave in the ends, Twisted knit stitches in ribbing, Graft the underarm/ Kitchener stitch, Elongated knit stitches in ribbing, Short row shaping, Invisible increases in ribbing, Waist shaping, Stranded knitting, Steeking, Control the dominating color, Crochet the edge, Working with three colors, Double pointed needles in the round, Set the underarm stitches aside, Yoke pattern from the top, The sleeve explained, Yoke increases, Symmetrical sleeve increases, Set the sleeve stitches aside, Combine sleeves and body, Knit the sleeves (magic loop method), Yoke pattern construction, Wash the lopi sweater
Reading the pattern chart, Zipper, Knit the yoke pattern

Publisher: Knitting Iceland (
Instructor/Designer: Ragnheiður Eiríksdóttir (
Language selection: English / Icelandic
Running time: 82 minutes
Format: DVD PAL
Release date: December 10th 2010

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Knit your own Lopapeysa - an instructional DVD by Knitting Iceland

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