„Íslenska lopapeysan á sér ríka sögu og hefur þróast um langt árabil. Það sem gerir hana eftirsótta er að hún er fljótprjónuð, einföld og falleg.“
Bókin hvetur til skapandi hugsunar við prjónaskapinn, leiðbeinir hvernig megi prjóna eftir eigin hugmyndum og breyta uppskriftum að vild. Markmiðið er að gera lopapeysuprjón aðgengilegt og áhugavert fyrir hvern sem er, unga jafnt sem aldna.
Due to stellar reviews and much encouragements, IÐNÚ decided to publish an english version of the popular book Lopapeysuprjón. This book is designed to help you participate in the Icelandic knitting tradition and make your own Lopapeysa, the Icelandic traditional wool sweater. Here you can find simple knitting patterns for children and adults which enable you to choose between several variations of sweaters. Basic knitting knowledge is required, such as cast on and off, knit and purl, circular knitting, increase, decrease and using two or more colors. Included is a special worksheet which can help you keep all the information for your knitting in one place, such as size, knitting gauge, pattern chart, colors, rib stitch and so forth.
The book contains knitting patterns, one for children from the age of 2-10 years old and the other for sizes XS-XXL. The simplified patterns allow you to choose colors, rib and pattern charts to suit your tastes and style. They are intended to evoke your imagination and creativity, guide you on how to knit by your own ideas and how to change knitting patterns at will. The goal is to make your experience of knitting and creating your very own Lopapeysa, fun and enjoyable. Happy knitting!