Istex Plötulopi

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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.

Brand: Istex

Fibre: 100% Icelandic wool

Thickness: DK

Yardage/Meterage: 328 yds | 300m

Grams: 100g

Needle Size: US 7 | 4.5mm

Gauge: 19-24 stitches/4 inches

Texture: Unspun

Colour: Heathered

Put-up: No put up required

Care: Handwash cold, dry flat