Elsa’s Héla-lopapeysa and my first baby surprise jacket

Hi. I haven’t been around here much lately. We’ve been spending nearly all our leisure time working in the apartment, into which we’ll be moving in less than a week. However, in January, before this work started, I had finished a couple of sweaters for two cute little girls, Elsa Edda and the newborn niece of Böðvar.

Elsa Edda, my friend’s daughter, got a late Christmas gift, a ‘lopapeysa’ with a yoke pattern taken from one of Védís Jónsdóttir’s patterns, Héla.

Bangsi dressed up in lopapeysa

Hjalti was dressed up to pose in the newly washed lopi and wouldn’t take it off again. I heard that Elsa Edda wouldn’t take it off either, so I guess it was a success

Hjalti wearing Elsas lopapeysa

Hjalti wearing Elsa's lopapeysa

The baby surprise jacket for miss Kjartansdóttir was knit from Rowan tapestry, a blend of mohair and soya protein fibres. I really love the colours and think they’re excellent for this project. I heard that the little miss and the jakcket payed a visit to the president the other day and that he commented on that ‘beautiful jacket’. Of course, I was very pleased to hear it:-) Very pleased indeed!

Baby surprise jacket in Rowan Tapestry

Baby surprise jacket in Rowan Tapestry

back of bsj

back of bsj

I’ll be moving in about a week, so there won’t be any time for knitting for about 2 weeks. But I will get back to you as soon as I can. Until then…


5 Responses to “Elsa’s Héla-lopapeysa and my first baby surprise jacket”

  1. Tino Says:

    Hi, I will travel to Iceland the first December week and I am looking for a person, who can knit a very fine lopapeysa with some own ideas.
    Please write a an e-mail: Tino.Oelker@bmw.de.
    Best regards Tino.

  2. Rikke Says:

    Hi, the ‘lopapeysa’ Hjalti is wearing are SO beautiful! Do you have a link or reference to the pattern/book/magazine by Védís Jónsdóttir from which you were inspired? Thanks, Rikke from Denmark.

    • Sigurlaug Says:

      Hej, Rikke.
      Wow, I wasn’t aware of the comments I have been getting every not and then on these lopapeysa posts! Since it is already four years ago, I guess my reply isn’t of much use to you now but I adapted yoke-pattern from an adult-sized cardigan to this toddler’s sized hoodie. For the stitch count I think I used an old hoodie from home, or this “in-Icelandic-only” pattern from Ístex’s website: http://istex.is/files/Skra_0037054.PDF
      The yoke chart I used is also from an Icelandic-only-pattern: http://istex.is/islenska/uppskriftir/vara/16421/ but you could use the yoke-chart if still interested 😉

  3. carol bodick Says:

    Love this pattern….Is there an english version that i can get…I am not having any luck finding one…Thanks in advance

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