Sólbein means sunbeam in Icelandic. Let your knitting shine with this top down knit in the round Icelandic Lopapeysa created out of 3 colors. Use the lightest color for the sunbeams that fade into the neckband and hem. Steeked down the center and finished with button bands. Pattern includes a steeking tutorial!
Available as a Book Gift Kit or Pattern Kit. The Book Gift Kit includes Making No. 4 / Lines (printed pattern inside), selected yarn & selected buttons. For Pattern Kit without book, click here.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Lettlopi by Istex (100% Icelandic Wool; 50g/109yds-single ply): 4 (4/5, 5/6, 6, 6) skeins in Main Color (MC), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins in Color B, & 1 skein in Color C. Shown in Oatmeal Heather, Light Beige Heather & White. Also shown in Black Sheep, Medium Gray, & Speckled Gray.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lanaloft Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/160 yds): 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) Skeins MC, 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) Skeins Color B & 1 Skein Color C. Lanoloft is one of Brown Sheep’s most sought-after yarns is made with 100% United States grown wool. The majority of the wool used in this line of yarn comes from Colorado sheep. Available in solid colors, heathered tones & monochromatic hues. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please allow at least 7 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (85% USA Wool / 15% USA Mohair; 113g/190yds): 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) Skeins MC, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) Skeins Color B & 1 Skein Color C. This yarn is especially selected to create the halo presented in the photos. The sheen of mohair is twisted into a single ply heathered yarn with USA wool to create a hard-wearing, longlasting & beautiful garment. PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability, and allow at least 7 business days for shipping to your location.
SIZE: XS (S/M, L/XL, 2XL, 3XL). Designed with 1-3" positive ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust when buttoned - 32.5 (36-39.5, 43-46.5, 49.75, 53.25)
YARDAGE: 385 (425/470, 520/570, 620, 655) yds in MC, 155 (170/185, 200/215, 230, 250) yds in Color B, 65 (75/80, 85/95, 100, 105) yds in Color C in worsted weight yarn.
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced
NEEDLES: Size US 9 / 5.5cm 16", 24-32" circular needles & set Double Points, Size US 10 / 6mm 16", 24-32" circular needles & set Double Points, & Size US 10.5 / 6.5mm 16" & 24-32" Circular Needles, or sizes needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders or waste yarn, Tapestry Needle, 6 buttons size .75", Sewing Needle & Thread to attach buttons, & preferred attachment method for steek (sewing machine or US H/8 / 10 mm crochet hook)
GAUGE: 14 sts x 17 rows = 4" in stranded colorwork pattern with largest needle, after blocking.
Images courtesy of Madder/Carrie Bostick Hoge