Embark on a journey through Iceland’s most gorgeous landscapes and intimate traditions—straight from your armchair! The lopapeysa sweater is a treasured piece of Icelandic culture, knitted with generations of warmth and love in every stitch. From the breathtaking scenery to the deep-rooted history to the opinions of the locals, Joan of Dark and Kyle Cassidy will be your guides as you read and knit your way through Iceland’s culture, creativity, and lopapeysa tradition.
Join Joan and Kyle as they travel the 800 miles of Iceland’s Ring Road to bring you authentic sweaters, adventures, and knitting patterns! By interviewing local experts and digging through research, they trace the historic beginnings of the “lopi” sweater and its legacy—and, of course, provide 10 new lopi-style patterns, with sweaters in sizes up to 66 in. chest circumference. No matter your knitting experience, you will be able to complete these projects and enhance your look with style that is beautifully modern while still honoring the lopapeysa’s rich history.