Lopapeysa

One of my regrets after my trip to Iceland is that I was unable to buy a traditional Icelandic sweater, aka a lopapeysa. The secondhand stores and flea market where I’d planned to shop were closed that day because it was a bank holiday, and the usual shops were too expensive. So when I saw this sweater at a local secondhand shop, I had to snap it up immediately. I don’t know if it’s an authentic lopapeysa – I can only tell that it’s certainly handmade, and it’s real wool (as opposed to synthetic yarn). But the design is spot-on and it’s super warm – we’ve had a cold snap lately, yet this sweater was all I need – so I’m not complaining. And to keep with the Scandinavian style, I’m pairing it with these new-to-me clogs. I’ve been saving them for the summer, but they work here too.

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2 Comments on “Lopapeysa”

  1. Kezzie says:

    That’s a great jumper!!! Your socks and clogs are a brilliant match for it!

  2. That is a great jumper! And you think it is handknitted? I’ve never really knitted a true Scandi sweater before and am very impressed by this one. It is beautiful. I would have grabbed it too.!


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