Class level: intermediate
Duration: 4-5 hours
Lopi hoodies were really popular in the seventies and continue to be so nowadays. In this class you’ll learn to knit a tiny hooded Lopi sweater plus you’ll get to steek it. The class contains all the techniques you’ll need to know to knit and steek a hooded sweater of any size and of course Ragga’s expert tips on Lopi knitting and care of Lopi garments.
Techniques covered: Provisional cast on, yoke shaping, stranded knitting with 2 colors, dividing yoke into body and sleeves, loose cast off, shaping with symmetrical decreases, three needle bind off, crochet steeking, finishing tips and techniques. Participants receive written instructions and a pattern for a tiny top down Lopi sweater with a hood. During the class Ragga tells the participants about the Icelandic knitting heritage and how Icelanders have truly been a nation of knitters for centuries.
Supplies list: 55 yards of Lopi light in a light color and approx. 10 yards in a contrast color, US5 32” circular needles (bring DPNs if you like them), a piece of scrap yarn, darning needle, crochet hook size C or D.