February 7, 2010
Pattern: Aftur (#21) by Vedis Jonsdottir in Lopi 25
Yarn: Istex Lett-Lopi
I've been working on this one a bit at a time on lunchbreaks at work since September. I had wanted to try an Icelandic sweater for a long time and I really love the simplicity of this pattern. The yarn is fairly rough to the touch, although I'm going to try a softening bath and see what happens. Since it's a single ply, it can't be tugged too severely while knitting, but now that it's together I think this sweater will hold up for forever.
I had a mental lapse the first time I worked out the colour sequence here (I didn't do the original colour combo) and it looked horrible. Ripping back the entire yoke and doing it again yesterday was very much worth it. I'm really happy with it now. There's a single line of lighter teal next to the darker teal in the centre band and their combination pleases me immensely.
This will be a good layering sweater for the freaking cold weather we have.