Villanelle pattern english
A top down construction and modern take on a traditional Icelandic lopapeysa. Inspired by the vibrant and fun handdyed colours by Slettuskjótt (… and by BBC heroine Villanelle!).
Plötulopi held double and knitted with 6,5 mm will give you a very airy but warm sweater, the perfect summer sweater for Iceland, with a beautiful drape.
There is no stranded knitting, only one colour per round, the zigzag is created with a chevron pattern. The fit is very relaxed and with a recommended 12- 20 cm/ 5“ -7.5“ positive ease, the ribbing at the bottom is split on the sides. Short rows add length to the sweater, helping it drape nicely at the back. Very comfortable to wear and intended to be extra big!
Thingborg‘s plötulopi is softer than other‘s, as it is made from handpicked lamb‘s fleeces. The natural colours are indeed undyed and less processed (=softer!), while the handdyed colours by Slettuskjótt are just amazingly beautiful and fun.
Watch Villanelle in BBC‘s series „Killing Eve“! She has a fabulous fashion sense and this is her lopapeysa!