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Knitting KIT // Child's Icelandic Patterned Yoke Lopapeysa Sweater Kit: HEIMA. Lopi Yarn, Original-Design Pattern Instructions, Project Bag.

Knitting KIT // Child's Icelandic Patterned Yoke Lopapeysa Sweater Kit: HEIMA. Lopi Yarn, Original-Design Pattern Instructions, Project Bag.

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Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Craft type: Knitting
  • Materials: Pure Icelandic Wool, Project Bag, Knitting Instructions, Original Design, Charted Pattern

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Description

Designed for outdoor adventures, this North Child KNITTING KIT is for HEIMA, a classic seamless, bottom-up children's sweater with stranded yoke pattern. It works up quickly in light aran-weight Lettlopi yarn, which blooms beautifully when blocked.

Children's sizes S (M, L, XL) - Finished garment chest measurement: 25.5 (27, 29, 30.5)” / 65 (68.5, 73.5, 77.5)cm

This kit includes:
* North Child tote bag
* Original pattern instructions by Sarah Berry
* Istex Lettlopi (pure Icelandic wool; 1.75oz / 50g per 109yd / 100m ball): MC: 0052 Black Sheep Heather; CC1: 1418 Straw; CC2: 0054 Ash Heather; CC3: 1419 Barley; CC4: 0051 White; CC5: 9418 Stone Blue Heather.
* Knitting needles are not included, as these depend upon personal gauge and choice; this pattern requires 16” / 40cm and 24” / 60cm circular needles, and needles for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round: DPNs / magic loop / two circular needles.
* Also required: darning needle; stitch marker; stitch holders x 4 / waste yarn.
* Blocked gauge: This pattern requires two sizes of needles: a larger size for knitting in stocking stitch, and a smaller size for the Moss stitch edges. Blocked gauge is 20 sts and 22 rounds = 4” / 10cm square in stocking stitch using 4.5mm / U.S. 7 needles or whatever size YOU require to achieve correct gauge.

North Child knitting kits use Icelandic lopi yarn because this sustainably produced fibre embodies everything I love about handknits. For the past 60 years or so, Icelandic knitters have been creating their stranded-yoke sweaters from the uniquely lofty and warm yarn, twisted together from the double layered fleece of their primitive-breed sheep. This combination of soft inner staple bound with long, strong outer fibres produces a wonderfully lightweight, insulating yarn, ready to be transformed into the kind of boldly beautiful colourwork patterns that have made the Lopapeysa one of the most iconic and popular of all sweater designs.

Heima is the Icelandic word for “home”, and this lopapeysa got its name because its palette of warm and cool neutral shades are those of the Highland landscape in which I live. The main yarn colour is especially evocative of the rich, stout-brown peat which nourishes the heather moorland around my home, and which provides a deliciously pungent fuel for the fire in colder months.

Construction: Heima is seamless and worked from the bottom up, starting with the classic texture of a Moss stitch hem. The plain stocking stitch sleeves and body showcase the natural beauty of the undyed Black Sheep colourway; worked separately, they are joined at the underarm. The stranded colourwork yoke pattern originated as organic shapes and was a lot of fun to puzzle out. It adds a cosy double layer around the chest and shoulders and is topped off with a Moss stitch neckline. A few stitches of underarm grafting are all the finishing required.

North Child is the sole owner of the pattern and photographs of this design. This pattern and design are subject to copyright, and are for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not distribute or sell this pattern or any items created using the instructions in this kit.
Designed for outdoor adventures, this North Child KNITTING KIT is for HEIMA, a classic seamless, bottom-up children's sweater with stranded yoke pattern. It works up quickly in light aran-weight Lettlopi yarn, which blooms beautifully when blocked.

Children's sizes S (M, L, XL) - Finished garment chest measurement: 25.5 (27, 29, 30.5)” / 65 (68.5, 73.5, 77.5)cm

This kit includes:
* North Child tote bag
* Original pattern instructions by Sarah Berry
* Istex Lettlopi (pure Icelandic wool; 1.75oz / 50g per 109yd / 100m ball): MC: 0052 Black Sheep Heather; CC1: 1418 Straw; CC2: 0054 Ash Heather; CC3: 1419 Barley; CC4: 0051 White; CC5: 9418 Stone Blue Heather.
* Knitting needles are not included, as these depend upon personal gauge and choice; this pattern requires 16” / 40cm and 24” / 60cm circular needles, and needles for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round: DPNs / magic loop / two circular needles.
* Also required: darning needle; stitch marker; stitch holders x 4 / waste yarn.
* Blocked gauge: This pattern requires two sizes of needles: a larger size for knitting in stocking stitch, and a smaller size for the Moss stitch edges. Blocked gauge is 20 sts and 22 rounds = 4” / 10cm square in stocking stitch using 4.5mm / U.S. 7 needles or whatever size YOU require to achieve correct gauge.

North Child knitting kits use Icelandic lopi yarn because this sustainably produced fibre embodies everything I love about handknits. For the past 60 years or so, Icelandic knitters have been creating their stranded-yoke sweaters from the uniquely lofty and warm yarn, twisted together from the double layered fleece of their primitive-breed sheep. This combination of soft inner staple bound with long, strong outer fibres produces a wonderfully lightweight, insulating yarn, ready to be transformed into the kind of boldly beautiful colourwork patterns that have made the Lopapeysa one of the most iconic and popular of all sweater designs.

Heima is the Icelandic word for “home”, and this lopapeysa got its name because its palette of warm and cool neutral shades are those of the Highland landscape in which I live. The main yarn colour is especially evocative of the rich, stout-brown peat which nourishes the heather moorland around my home, and which provides a deliciously pungent fuel for the fire in colder months.

Construction: Heima is seamless and worked from the bottom up, starting with the classic texture of a Moss stitch hem. The plain stocking stitch sleeves and body showcase the natural beauty of the undyed Black Sheep colourway; worked separately, they are joined at the underarm. The stranded colourwork yoke pattern originated as organic shapes and was a lot of fun to puzzle out. It adds a cosy double layer around the chest and shoulders and is topped off with a Moss stitch neckline. A few stitches of underarm grafting are all the finishing required.

North Child is the sole owner of the pattern and photographs of this design. This pattern and design are subject to copyright, and are for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not distribute or sell this pattern or any items created using the instructions in this kit.

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Sarah Berry
6 Burnside
PLOCKTON, Ross-Shire IV52 8TD
United Kingdom

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