16 January 2013

Deathflake Lopapeysa

Deathflake01

It took me almost a year to finally get around to finishing this lopapeysu, but the frustrations along the way were so worth the final product. I had to redo the neck twice, and then I had to go back and completely rip out and redo the first sleeve after I realized it was too narrow. The perils of making it up as you go along, I suppose. Next time I go to Iceland, though, this is definitely going along, if nothing else so I can see what Icelanders make of the pattern. In fact, let's just get a close-up of that yoke.

Deathflake02

That's the totally kickass Deathflake motif (Ravelry link) paired with a Viking sword motif of my own design. A more badass lopapeysu you'd be hard-pressed to find.

6 comments:

Adam said...

SEXY!

Lynda Otvos said...

Nor one exactly like it which is what makes it so special to me. Uniqueness rocks my boat and flies my kite too. You have it in spades here with this gorgeous number.

Marcy said...

Definitely the badassiest lopapeysa ever, Mel. Well done!

textillian said...

Congrats on finishing! Your persistence paid off.

=Tamar said...

Neat sweater. By the way, have you noticed how many of your blogroll links go to 404-not-found or not-posted-in-years or hijacked-by-someone-else locations?

SAMV said...

I like it.