Stopover! My new pattern inspired by quick trips to Iceland! The perfect lightweight sweater for people on the go. Packs down to absolutely nothing and seems virtually weightless perfect for world travelers or weekend loungers. Knit entirely in the round from the bottom up with subtle waist shaping.


I whipped this up for a summer trip to Shetland and ended up wearing it every day, sometimes with a T shirt, sometimes with a couple of wool under layers and once with a wet bathing suit after a plunge into the North Sea. I chose to make mine with cropped sleeves, because it was summer…or so I thought. The pattern offers a standard long sleeved version too.


Using Léttlopi at a rather loose gauge is the secret to the incredible lightness. I bet you’d get nice results from any light springy aran weight wool or wool blend yarn.

You can find the Stopover pattern on Ravelry. There is soon to be a French translation and I’ll also show you another color way.

Right now I’m about to take off on my Labor Day adventure! Hiking Tuckerman Ravine, up Mt. Washington in NH!!! Woo hoo!!!

Shown in Ístex Létt Lopi (100% Icelandic wool, 109yds / 100m, 1.76oz / 50g).
I have a preference for airy light icleandic wool, but other springy Aran weight wool or wool blend yarn would be suitable.

Finished Size S (M, L, XL) Bust 37 (40½, 44, 48) in, 94 (103, 112, 122)
Sleeves are offered cropped as shown or Traditional Long.

Needles US 10½ (6.5mm) 16 and 32 inch (40cm, 80cm) circular needles, US 9 (5.5mm) 32in (80cm) circular and 1 set US 9 (5.5mm) double pointed needles – or size necessary to get gauge.

all photos by Kathy Cadigan