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 is a delicate fiber and breaks very easily but is just as easy rejoined by wet splicing and becomes considerably stronger when knit.
The garments knitted with Plötulopi are very light, soft and surprisingly strong. Plötulopi is often used double (équivalent of Léttlopi), triple (équivalent of Álafosslopi*) or with a lace yarn such as mohair.
Meterage: approx. 300 meters (328 yards)
Unit weight: 118 grams
Gauge: 19.0 sts = 10cm/4 inches
Needle size: 4.5mm (US 7)
Fibers: 100% Icelandic Wool