I’ve often thought that it would make sense to take inspiration from our Northern neighbours when it comes to making yarn from the fibre of our ancient sheep breeds. This yarn from Irish producer S Twist does just that, blending naturally coloured Galway, Jacob and Shetland fibres into a loose single ply that will be familiar to anyone who has worked with Icelandic lopi. It seemed only fitting to design a pattern inspired by the geometric colourwork yokes of Icelandic Lopapeysas. The hat is worked from the bottom up with decreases incorporated into the colourwork pattern, as it is on those yokes, creating a particularly appealing crown pattern.
If you've taken the Milet mittens or plan on doing so, this pattern can be adjusted to use 3 colors instead of 4 to blend perfectly!
Sport weight wool yarn.
C1(white in picture): 45[45, 50, 55, 60]
C2 (dark grey: in picture) 65[70, 75, 80, 85]
C3 (light grey in picture): 30[35, 40, 40, 45]
C4 (brown in picture): 35[40, 45, 45, 50]
Yardage does not include optional pompom (approx 50yds).
Size US 4 / 3.5mm 16” / 40cm circular
Size US 5 / 3.75mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns
Stitch marker, pom-pom maker (optional)
Ljos is available on ravelry - we can help you purchase and print it in store!