Since PLÖTULOPI is an unspun yarn, it is fragile to knit; however, due to the length of its fibres, it knits into a sweater that is both sturdy and soft. Plötulopi can be worked one, two or more ply at a time, depending on how bulky a yarn you want. It is ideal wool for sweaters in Icelandic style. Its wide range of colors makes it perfect for Fair Isle style projects: sweaters and jackets, gloves, pads ... also suitable for felting. Gently wind the required number of strands together into a ball by taking the end from the centre and the end from the outside of the plate, or plates. Plötulopi is very fragile to knit. We recommend the continental knitting technique as it permits control with very loose tension.
Composition: 100% new icelandic yarn 100 grs. “plates” (3,5oz), aprox. 300 m (328 yards)
Gauge: 19 st. in 10 cm (4")
Needles: 4,5mm (US 7)
Gauge for 2-ply: 14 st. in 10 cm (4")
Needles for 2-ply: 5,5mm (US 9)