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Winter Knitalong | Lopi Sweater

For our Winter Knitalong, we're going classic with an Icelandic colorwork sweater in Léttlopi and YOU get to choose your pattern (yup, it's true, it's your choice)

Cast On :: February 1st

Bind Off :: March 24th

Firefly Fibers Supplies :: Léttlopi in quantity needed for your sweater

Want to know more about the yarn? Léttlopi is a classic Icelandic aran weight single yarn that's perfect for Lopapeysa (traditional Iceland colorwork sweaters) - the loosely twisted construction produces garments that are lightweight and comfortable to wear indoors or outdoors (protects beautifully from the elements), yet it's a hardwearing yarn for sweaters and accessories that will last while keeping you toasty warm.

We have plenty of Léttlopi in stock at the shop and we're working hard to keep the orders coming in and our shelves full for you!

Our shop sample is Strokkur by Ysolda Teague (sizes 39.25-50.5"), but that doesn't mean that you have to knit this sweater, peruse Ravelry (check out some our Lopi favorites here) and...

Berroco, the US distributor for Lopi, is also hosting a Lopi KAL and they have some fabulous blog posts to inspire, help you get ready, along with great sweater knitting tips. You can find all of their blog posts here and you'll definitely want to read the KAL Annoucement: Knit a Lopi Sweater with Us because it's full of Lopi sweater inspiration!

Would you like to join the Lopi-Along fun? Pick out your sweater, get your yarn (let us know you're joining in so you'll get the incentives on a future KAL) and get ready to cast on!

Need a little help along the way? Check out our Lopi Sweater-Along Lab where you'll have 4 - 2 hour sessions that are part help and part social knitting at the shop during the KAL.

Wait, I'm not local? That's ok. You'll still be eligible for our KAL incentives and can join the fun in our Ravelry group or in the Berroco group for the knitalong. 

Knitalong Incentives? See the details here, but in short... choose your pattern, purchase Lopi for your sweater (just let us know at the shop or leave us a note when you're checking out online), and you'll be eligible for an incentive on the next KAL. AND... if you post a photo of your FO Lopi Sweater in our Ravelry KAL group thread (by the end date), you'll be entered for a chance to win $25 of Firefly Fibers store credit!

We hope you'll knit along with us and fall in love with Lopi!