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Lopi-Lite

This "oldie, but goodie" has been around for decades. Spun from 100% Icelandic wool, it is not the softest for next to the skin wear, but it makes a great outer sweater that is warm and reasonably priced to knit.

I have never had trouble wearing it and one of the first sweaters I ever knit back in the 80s I knit for my older brother and he still wears it fishing OBX! Why is it that men can still fit into things 30 years later?

One of the issues I used to have with the Lopi sweaters - or really any of yoked design sweaters - was that they didn't fit me well thru the yoke. But the sweater shown below is like many of the newer designs in that it uses short row shaping in the back to give a little more room there in the yoke and also some additional stitches under the arm to seam to the extra short rows so you have more flexibility in the shoulders!

I substituted 1 skein of Anni Blatt's Absolu Angora in the color for the last skein of Lope Lite in my contrast color - just to add a little something soft and cozy at the funnel neck. This pattern is in last year's pattern book. I've reordered the book several times it has so many good patterns in it. This sweater is tunic length and A-line for a little extra room at the hips too!

I have 2 pattern books in stock with great projects - both the traditional yoked designs for men, women and kids, as well as some more contemporary takes on sweater design. And there are some hats and shawls in there as well!

Recommended knit at 4.5 sts/inch on US 7-8, each skein has 100 yds.

$5.95/sk

51, 54, 86, 85

56, 57, 58, 52, 59

 

 

54, 86, 85, 1420, 53

 

1402 (balsam) , 1416 (moss), 1420, 53

 

9420 (very dark navy - almost black) , 1403, 1701, 1700

1701 (dark denim), 1700 (light denim), 1417 (sage)

1404, 1406, 9423

1414 (deep purple), 1705, 1403

 

1409, 9431

1703, 1704

1704, 9427

Solid Color