Clare has just finished her first Icelandic knit jumper, the pattern is Afmaeli, and it's pretty mega. The wool is Iceland wool from Lopi, which is very loose spun yarn that's supposed to be warm, waterproof and light. It's knit in one piece with only a very small amount of stitching needed under the arms.
Here it is having it's first drying on a jumper boards some friend's made us a while back...
And the yoke detail..
It's a pity I could never wear something like that, I'd cook, but it's fantastic. She's thinking of making some to sell, but as with all things handmade with quality wool, they'd not be cheap.
In the meantime she's just started on another Fair Isle toorie for me after a couple of years of nagging. Not that there's anything wrong with the first one she knit me, but it's always nice to have a choice!