Welllp, I’ve finished another lopapeysa… just in time for summer, alas. I’ve still been wearing it out of obstinance because I don’t want to wait until next winter to wear it.
I followed Jenn Steingass’ “Dreyma” pattern and it is different from traditional Icelandic sweater patterns in a few ways: it is knitted from the top-to-bottom (instead of bottom-to-top like most Nordic sweaters) and it has short-row shaping for making the back longer, and decreases for the waist and increases for the hip – so it is more fitted than most traditional peysas, which are somewhat unisex. Also also it has an option for the rolled collar instead of the traditional ribbed collar.
I like the unisex sweater look with the ribbed collar, and of course I could have gone for that again, but I figured I have so many peysas with such a similar layout that I should make at least one different – just to mix it up.
Apparently I have a zillion different things I’m working on simultaneously, and I’m like not even close to finished with any of them, so allow me to provide yet another update on the Pac Man Peysa! I mean, I am pretty excited about this. And it is looking more and more recognizable as it progresses…
The progress on this sweater has been going so slow mainly due to my rediscovering Morrowind. As if you couldn’t tell that I’d started playing again…
I’ve finally finished the lower torso on my husband’s Pac Man Peysa, so at last I’ve been able to start the sleeves!
So far, so good. I like the strawberry 🙂
The lower torso is always the longest, most boringest part for me with lopapeysas because it is just the same stitch in the same color foreeeeever. And I guess it didn’t help that I spent all my time playing Morrowind rather than knitting. Oh, well.
Doc’s designs have gone through several iterations, and I believe it is still changing. But by the time I get to the yoke, I’m sure he’ll have it finalized.
Here are some of the versions…