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RÓSIR Hand-Knitted Lopapeysa Sweater

RÓSIR Hand-Knitted Lopapeysa Sweater

Regular price $397.00 USD
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The hand-knitted lopapeysa sweater in the RÓSIR design is knitted with high-quality Lettlopi yarn, made from 100% Icelandic wool. Lettlopi is the perfect weight for garments that can be worn both indoors and outdoors. The Lopi 100% wool yarns are wonderfully warm and beautifully breathable. The Lopapeysa is a traditional Icelandic sweater, hand-knitted in a continuous circle.

MADE TO ORDER. Please allow approximately 4–6 weeks for me to create your sweater especially for you. During peak seasons, the processing time may be extended.

Would you like the sweater in different colors? I offer a wide range of colors to choose from! Please refer to the image displaying the yarn shades, select your preferences, and provide the information in the 'Order special instructions' section during checkout.

SIZES: XS–XL
WOMEN'S SIZES:
XS: Chest — 89 cm | 35", Length to underarm — 38 cm | 15", Sleeve length to underarm — 44 cm | 17"
S: Chest — 89 cm | 35", Length to underarm — 38 cm | 15", Sleeve length to underarm — 46 cm | 18"
M: Chest — 98 cm | 38.5", Length to underarm — 40 cm | 15,5", Sleeve length to underarm — 47 cm | 18.5"
L: Chest — 107 cm | 42", Length to underarm — 42 cm | 16.5", Sleeve length to underarm — 48 cm | 19"
XL: Chest — 115 cm | 45", Length to underarm — 44 cm | 17", Sleeve length to underarm — 49 cm | 19.5"

MEN'S SIZES:
S: Chest — 89 cm | 35", Length to underarm — 41 cm | 16", Sleeve length to underarm — 50 cm | 19.5"
M: Chest — 98 cm | 38.5", Length to underarm — 43 cm | 17", Sleeve length to underarm — 51 cm | 20"
L: Chest — 107 cm | 42", Length to underarm — 45 cm | 18", Sleeve length to underarm — 52 cm | 20.5"
XL: Chest — 115 cm | 45", Length to underarm — 47 cm | 18.5", Sleeve length to underarm — 53 cm | 21"

CARE: Hand wash cold 30°С / 65°F–85°F and warm iron. Do not bleach, do not dry clean. Wash with inside out. Don't let the garment soak. Don't use fabric softener. Gentle agitation only. Dry flat.

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WHY WOOL?

DURABILITY
Wool fabrics are very durable and flexible. It's natural elasticity means that the fibers will stretch under pressure rather than break, and since the fibers «spring back» when the pressure is released, woolen garments tend to retain their shape. The natural elasticity also makes woolen fabrics resistant to tearing.

ABSORBENCY
Wool can easily absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp or clammy. It wicks moisture away from the body, keeping the person «warm without wet». Wool functions as a «temperature regulator» so it can protect the body in both cold and warm conditions. That is why wool clothing is worn throughout the desert regions of the world where it's hot during the day and cool at night. Wool is truly a versatile all-season fabric.
Even though wool is so absorbent, wringing liquid out a wool garment is effective if it gets soaked. In extreme weather or conditions, wool can be a life-saver!

COMFORT
Wool is an excellent insulator. It keeps heat close to the body by trapping still or dead air within the fibers. To a certain degree, wool is considered water repellent. Small amounts of liquid, such as spills, light rain or snow, will stay on the surface or run off the fabric.
Remember how the wool «fisherman's sweaters» were preferred by the men as they routinely worked in extreme wet and cold conditions?

WEARABILITY
Wool garments do not soil easily and are not easily spotted by grease and oils. Wool does not wrinkle easily. It is resistant to wear and tear. It is lightweight and versatile.

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Robin Dombeck
Beautiful Lopapeysa Icelandic Sweater

After a trip to Iceland, I was so excited to find Olga’s shop and her beautiful hand-knitted sweaters. She worked with me from the beginning: finding this pattern, selecting the color combination from so many choices, and approximate timeline for completion. She special-ordered my yarn, and proceeded to knit this beautifully detailed intricate design. In person, it shows her high quality artistic handiwork even better. It arrived in a timely way, beautifully and carefully packaged…even including a bit of extra yarn in each color. She is a true artist (see her shop for all the many kinds of art she makes!) and an excellent communicator, and she kept me informed (and anticipating!) every step. I am in LOVE with my sweater, and am so happy that I chose to work with Olga. 🧡💙🩵🤎