A Sweater for Karítas

Ever since I got the new Lopi knitting book, I have been lusting after wool and more time to knit. It is funny how something as new patterns, both in knitting and stitching, can spark your desire to make stuff again.
One of the first things that jumped at me in the book (apart from Ben’s sweater) was this beautiful sweater presented in both purple colours and red colours. Purple is a great colour for my little blonde Karítas, and I loved the pattern, and she needed a warm sweater for winter so it all fell into place. Last night I put the zipper in and did the finishing touches on it. It was supposed to have a buttoned up front, but zippers are much easier for small fingers.

Karítas in the sweater
Pattern: 4 Knúpur from Lopi #29
Yarn: Unspun lopi from Ístex – single strand
Needles: 3 1/2 and 4 1/2

Pattern close up

The unspun wool from Ístex is so great to work with! I highly recommend it! And the colours are amazing! There are some free knitting patterns on the site too.

Karítas is very happy with her new sweater and wore it proudly this morning to play school. My older one, Sumarrós, is sick in bed though so I am at home today playing nurse. Might get some stitching/knitting in while she sleeps even.


Filed under Clothes, Family, finish, knitting, life, yarn

17 responses to “A Sweater for Karítas

  1. Falleg peysa á fallegri stúlku 🙂

  2. Mikið er þetta falleg peysa! Og fer þessari myndarlegu stúlku vel. Gerði uppskriftin ráð fyrir einföldum plötuloopa, eða breyttir þú henni?

  3. Oh my gosh! The sweater is beautiful!
    LHN group

  4. Sonja

    Flott stelpa og geggjuð peysa 🙂

  5. What a gorgeous sweater! Your knitting and finishing are so perfect. And Karítas looks beautiful in it, especially with that contrasting hair!

  6. Amazing sweater, very beautiful colours! It fits Karitas so great 🙂

  7. Well done, it’s beautiful!

  8. Colleen

    It turned out beautiful!!!

  9. The sweater is adorable! Love the purple 🙂

  10. Beautiful sweater–I love the little touches of green. Green and purple are one of my favorite color combinations. Hope your daughter recovers soon!

  11. You forgot to mention how brave and talented you are to knit with single strand lopi. I tear my yarn about every three feet.

    I really like the look of the fabric with the single strand. It’s not so heavy. Maybe I’ll try that.

    Are you on Ravelry?

  12. Looks like Karitas loves her new jumper too!
    Purple definitely looks lovely with that blonde hair 🙂

  13. thedunaways

    What a lovely sweater for such a pretty girl. Nice job sweetie.

  14. It’s a really sweet sweater and the colours suit your daughter just perfectly!

  15. OH WOW!!! Your daughter is so beautiful and that darling little sweater is amazing!! Beautiful knitting and finish!

  16. The sweater is amazing and fits your gorgeous daughter perfectly.

  17. Oh, this is such a lovely cardigan!
    And that first picture – so funny!

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