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Plötulopi Traditional Unspun Icelandic Wool

Plötulopi Traditional Unspun Icelandic Wool


 
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Plötulopi Traditional Icelandic Wool

This is the un-spun single ply yarn that is the favorite of the native Icelandic knitters for garments of all kinds. Similar to pencil roving, it can be knitted with multiple strands held as one. Since Plötulopi is an unspun yarn, it is fragile to knit; however, due to the length of the fibers, it knits into a sweater that is both sturdy and soft. Breaks while knitting are easily patched back together with no harm done.

Two strands of Plötulopi is equivalent in gauge to Létt-Lopi, four strands is equivalent to Alafoss Lopi. You can also mix it directly with Einband or Létt-Lopi for more special effects. One of the most intriguing uses of this unspun wool is the mixing of colors to achieve new colors and degradé effects. This wool will most definitely open more creative doors for you.

This unique wool is sold by weight as a one-ply, flat roll, called a "plate". Each plate is 100 g (3.5 oz) plates with about 328 yards (300 m).

The gauge of course will vary depending on the number of plies used and the size of the needles used. Because of this it is imperative that you swatch this yarn in the manner in which you intend to use it. If you are knitting in the round, you should swatch in the round.

Gauge-1 ply: 19 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st using size 4˝ mm (US 7) needles.
Gauge-2 ply: 14 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st using size 5˝ mm (US 9).

For lists of patterns in Lopi books, see More Information below.
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    • 100g plates
    • 328 yards per plate
    • 100% pure Icelandic Wool
    • Hand wash dry flat

    Gauge-1 ply: 19 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st using size 4˝ mm (US 7) needles.

  • Gauge-2 ply: 14 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st using size 5˝ mm (US 9).

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 14 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Plotulopi September 20, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Houston, TX United States  
Love the colors and the texture.  Took a class on Icelandic Lopapeysa and the sample sweater turned out beautifully.  Very interesting and pleased to work with this unspun  and traditional yarn.  Thank you Handknitting.

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1 of 5 Still waiting... May 21, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Deer Park, WA United States  
Still waiting for the rest of my order to arrive (I received part of it) 19 days after placing it. I haven’t received any explanation of why it did not all come in one package nor why it is delayed. Also, all
Items that I ordered were listed as “in stock” at the time of ordering.

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5 of 5 Haven't knitted with it yet... April 10, 2020
Reviewer: Rikke Rasmussen from San Leandro, CA United States  
...but it looks and feels exactly as soft and pliable as promised, and I can't wait to get started! The mere fact that you managed to get it to me at all in the face of a global pandemic speaks volumes - thank you so much for making it happen!

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5 of 5 Wonderful communication November 7, 2019
Reviewer: Lori Osler from Medford, NJ United States  
I had a wonderful experience! The items I wanted were no longer available, I was contacted and given alternate suggestions. Very appreciated!

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5 of 5 Excellent quality - beautiful yarn! September 26, 2019
Reviewer: Angela Spencer from Seattle, WA United States  
this yarn is gorgeous and it was delivered promptly.  Very pleased with it - knitting up beautifully.

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