Plötulopi from Ístex: 100% new wool, unspun

Plötulopi is the unpsun Icelandic wool itself. It comes into “plates”, hence its name, or “wheels”. Lopi means roving band in Icelandic and the first attempts to knit directly with it without spinning it first were made in the 1920′s. It has  now become synonymous with Icelandic yarn. It breaks very easily but is just as easy to put it back together by simply laying the two ends together and rubbing them between your palms with a a bit of mouth water. The garments knitted with Plötulopi are very light and surprisingly strong but they will were out quickly where there is friction. That is why Plötulopi is often used double (équivalent of Léttlopi), triple (équivalent of Álafosslopi*) or with a lace yarn such as Einband.

* Álafosslopi is made of 4 strands of lopi but in practice, it knits at the same gauge with only 3 strands

 

Plötulopi from Ístex: 100% new wool, unspun, plate  100-110 g = aprrox. 300 m/328 yds

Gauge: 19 sts = 10 cm/ 4″ on needle 4,5  mm/ US7  in stocking stitch

 

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Plötulopi

4,90 € (100-110g plate)


Colors:

 

Colors

Make your choice among 42 colors! Most of the shades  are obtained by carding together different dyed colors. The shades are classified according to colors: greys-blacks, browns, reds-pinks, blues, greens-yellows and summer colors (in limited amounts.  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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