FO - Iceland Lopi "Lappi" child's sweater

purlyman's picture

I'm giving this one away today so I figured I'd need to take a pic of it. It's from the Lopi pattern book #25 - called "Lappi" and I used Paton's Classic Wool. The baby shower (baby girl due in February) is this afternoon and I'm thinking the sweater will fit in a couple years. Oh well. Learning to steek and cut up the front was a challenge but I'm glad I did it. Getting that done and sewing in the zipper was the most challenging part of the whole project.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great knitting, Frank.

Great knitting, Frank. Whenever I attempt to steek (and I won't even attempt to guess when) I hope I remember your fine work as encouragement. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TomH's picture

Beautiful. Well done!

Beautiful. Well done!

rc_in_sd's picture

I'm in awe, Frank!

I'm in awe, Frank! Fantastic job with all aspects. Truly inspirational! Steeking still scares me - but I'll do it one day.

ronhuber's picture

That is a charming sweater.

That is a charming sweater. Great colour. Isn't it wonderful you steeked and sewed in a zipper? You now have two new techniques under your belt.

purlyman's picture

Yes!! I'm glad I did it

Yes!! I'm glad I did it although I can't say I welcome the opportunity again. Maybe steeks for armholes but I'm not so sure about for a cardigan zipper. :-)

fiberguy's picture

Great job Frank! I bet you

Great job Frank! I bet you get orders for more sweaters once this is opened!


albert's picture

Awesome work, Frank- your

Awesome work, Frank- your color choices alway sing!

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Tom Hart's picture

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! That is way over the top. I'm sure the baby's mother (and everyone else at the shower) will be blown away. Congratulations. It's an inspiration!

jessemkahn's picture

that is ADORABLE. lovely

that is ADORABLE. lovely color combination and beautifully made. she'll enjoy it, i'm sure!!

Bill's picture

Beautifully done! ...and

Beautifully done!
...and you'd be surprised how cute an oversize garment looks on a baby...she'll get lot of wear from it.

murfpapa's picture

It's adorable! Good work!

It's adorable! Good work!

jwhassjr's picture

What a thoughtful gift. I'm

What a thoughtful gift. I'm absolutely certain this one will be passed along with each generation.

It's absolutely beautiful: color selection, construction, and the knitting is absolutely faultless. Great work.

Asplund's picture

Very cute and well

Very cute and well made!
Hope we'll get to see the baby modelling it in due time!