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.
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 Einband. Plötulopi is great for felting, hand spinning and many other things.
Wool processing has been a trade in Mosfellsbaer since 1896, previously with the company Álafoss of Iceland. In 1991, the company Ístex (Icelandic Textile Industry) was formed and took over the wool processing. Today, Istex is buying the wool directly from the farmers in Iceland and then process it to world famous Icelandic yarns.Weight: DK