Léttlopi from Ístex: 100% new wool, unpsun, Aran weight

Léttlopi, litteraly  “light Lopi”, is half the weight of the Álafoss lopi. It is made of two strands of unspun lopi slightly twisted together. This makes it less breakable than the single Plötulopi strand. It is probably the most versatile yarn in temperate climates to knit Icelandic sweaters and accessories that you can wear both outdoors and indoors. It is for example the yarn used to knit the popular sweaters Brynja or Fimmvörðuháls.

Léttlopi from Ístex: 100% new wool, unspun with light twist, Aran weight, 50 g ball = approx. 100 m / 109 yds

Gauge: 18 sts = 10 cm/4″ on needles 4,5 – 5 mm/ US 7-8

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Léttlopi 50g/ball

2,50 € (plus shipping cost)


Colors:

 

Colors

Make your choice among  58 colors! The 49 Ístex shades but also 9 extra shades (bright colors and 1 tweed), that are especially dyed for the Handknitting Association of Iceland. Most of the shades are obtained by carding together different dyed colors. The shades are classified according to the Ístex shade card: greys-blacks-browns, reds-yellows-oranges, blues-greens, pinks-purples-turquoise and special colors. Click on the pictures above to see them bigger.

Please note that the colors shown are as closed as they can be from the real colors but there can be variations from one monitor to another.

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