Today on PEI, we are snowed into our homes. The province essentially shut down. We do however have power (amazing!) so I think it is the best time to discuss the Riddari Knitting Kit GiveAway!
We are very excited to have partnered up with Alafoss to offer you a chance to win a Riddari knitting kit! The Riddari pattern, designed by Védís Jónsdóttir for Ístex, is a classic take on the traditional Lopapeysa. It’s a fun, unisex pattern that is perfect for a beginner who is ready to tackle something a little more challenging as well as advanced knitters.
The kit includes:
14 x Léttlopi (50 grams) – 100% Icelandic Wool Yarn (Check out the Alafoss website – linked above – to see the colours included in the kit)
- 9 x Color 1420 (Murky) Pictured first on the left
- 3 x Color 0059 (Black)
- 1 x Color 1418 (Straw) Next to black
- 1 x Color 1419 (Barley)
The yarn included in this kit is enough to make the XXL sweater (the biggest size in this pattern) – if you are knitting a smaller size, you will have left overs to make fun mittens and/or socks!
Needles not included but you need:
4½ mm circular needles 40 and 80 cm
3½ mm circular needles 40 and 80 cm
3½ mm and 4½ mm double pointed needles
These are readily available at any craft/wool store for reasonable prices. They are also necessities for any knitter and will be used time and time again! I often snatch up any knitting needles I find at thrift stores. You can often fine a bag with dozens for a couple of dollars.
This was the first Lopapeysa that I ever knit. After my partner Jamie and I drove around magical Iceland in April 2013, we stopped in at a shop and I bought enough Léttlopi to make him the sweater (the rough sea one in the pictures). I loved it so much and that really set off my love for knitting Icelandic sweaters in the round. Featured below: Jamie’s “Rough Seas” Riddari on the left and my Oatmeal Riddari on the right. I wear Jamie’s even though it is much too big for me >.<
And there you have it!
The Giveaway is open today on Saturday, December 17th 2016 and will close next Friday, December 23rd. Anyone and everyone can enter. The winner will be chosen at complete random. I suggest entering even if you don’t knit, Perhaps there is someone you know that would really appreciate a beautiful knitting gift?
Details for entering can be found on my Instagram page @woodfolkk Simply comment on the picture featuring riddari and tag 2 people you think would be interested in the contest. That is how simple it is 🙂
This is all thanks to the wonderful people at ALAFOSS Please do yourself a favour and find them on instagram at @alafoss and check out their online shop (http://alafoss.is) for a myriad of Icelandic woolen goods (among other things <3). They have been in business since the late 19th Century, how cool is that?
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS <3 <3 <3