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Plötulopi by Ístex 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 “spit”. The garments knitted with Plötulopi are very light and surprisingly strong but they will wear 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. Here, you will find a tutorial on how to handle and knit this puzzling yarn.
* Álafoss lopi 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 = approx. 300 m/328 yds
Gauge: 19 sts = 10 cm/ 4″ on needle 4,5 mm/ US7 in Stocking stitch
Orders ship from France (VAT from your country, no Customs fees in Europe) / Commandes expédiées depuis la France (TVA de votre pays, pas de frais de douane en Europe)
Plötulopi by Ístex is the unpsun Icelandic wool itself. It comes into “plates”, hence its name, or “wheels”. Lopi means roving band in Icelandic.
Make your choice among 36 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. Click on the pictures above to see them bigger.
Please note that the colors shown are as close as they can be from the real colors but there can be variations from one monitor to another.