Content: 100% Icelandic Wool
Yarn weight: Aran
Gauge/Needle: see below
Yardage: 328yds / 300m = 100g
Care: Handwash cool, lay flat to dry
Feels like: Wooly, light and airy
Use for: Garments, accessories, shawls, etc.
Project Suggestions: Wild Posy by Melody Hoffman, Fuyuhi by Noriko Ichikawa, Aito by Melody Hoffman, Miles Shirt Jacket by Ozetta, Wetherell by Kiyomi Burgin
Plötulopi is unspun wool (pencil roving) and is traditionally used to make authentic Icelandic Lopi sweaters. A single strand of Plötulopi is more delicate than spun yarn, but Hélène Magnússon has a page full of great tips for using it!
Plötulopi can be strengthened by twisting it lightly or by knitting it alongside a strand of laceweight yarn like Spinni, and is great for felting, hand spinning and many other things.
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.Using 1 strand: 19sts = 4" / 4.5mm needle.
Using 2 strands: 14sts = 4" / 5.5mm needle