Plötulopi is unspun wool (pencil roving) and is traditionally used to make authentic Icelandic Lopi sweaters. It is fragile and needs to be handled delicately. We recommend watching the video Get to know Plötulopi from Ístex Yarn to help guide you through working with this delicate unspun yarn.
Plötulopi is mostly knitted using two or three strands, resulting in garments that are exceptionally light and airy. Plötulopi is surprisingly strong once knitted thanks to the unique characteristics of Icelandic wool.
Gently wind the required number of strands of Plötulopi together or knit straight from the plates.
A single strand of Plötulopi is very delicate. It can be strengthened by twisting it lightly or by knitting it with one strand of laceweight yarn such as Love Story Einband. Plötulopi is great for felting, hand spinning and many other things.
Fibre: 100% Icelandic wool
Yardage/Meterage: 328 yds | 300m
Needle Size: US 7 | 4.5mm
Gauge: 19-24 stitches/4 inches
Put-up: No put up required
Care: Handwash cold, dry flat