Making your own Icelandic Lopapeysa has never been easier! This DIY box contains:
-A massive 260 page book with many Icelandic sweater patterns for all kinds of Icelandic sweaters and also hats, dresses and more with in-depth instructions on how to achieve the best results.
- 12 balls of Icelandic yarn in 3 colours (8,2,2) inspired by the Icelandic sheep colours, brown, black and white. Add a note to seller if you want different ones. This should be enough to knit a sweater in L and smaller. If you have leftovers there is plenty of smaller items in the book you can knit!
To keep shipping at a minimum this box weighs just under 2 kilos so adding more will bump up shipping cost a little bit. That's why we don't have any candy or tea in this one, but if you are not fuzzed by extra shipping we encourage you to pick some candy and tea to go with all the knitting!
Remember: To simplify things on our end we have picked the 3 classic colours of the Icelandic Lopapeysa and you pick which you want as the main colour. However, we can offer other colour combinations but you just need to tell us in "Note to seller" at checkout!
I hate to give a 3 star rating as the yarn is really lovely and the pattern book is a great source. That said, your description of the amount of yarn in the box - "10 balls of Icelandic yarn in 3 colours ..... This should be enough to knit a sweater in XL and smaller" is doubtful. I started a sweater in size L and after knitting up to to armhole shaping realized that there was not going to be enough yarn to compete the sweater. I ripped out what I had done and am now making a sleeveless sweater! If not for that, my rating would have been five stars!!