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Léttlopi produces garments that are comfortable to wear indoors or outdoors.
Léttlopi (or lopi lite) yarn is half the weight of Álafosslopi.
100% new wool. 50 g (1.7 oz) approx. 100 m (109 yd).
Gauge: 18 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st using size 4½ - 5 mm (US 7-8).
Einband is a Lace weight yarn made from 100% Icelandic wool, ideal for knitting delicate sweaters and shawls, among other gorgeous garments, with a lovely, natural warmth. As this yarn has some stretch and is expected to shrink after washing, we recommend preparing a sample to wash and block to first determine the precise gauge and needle size to use in your project. Following washing, Einband becomes beautifully soft.
Note: Projects made from Einband stretch and are therefore difficult to measure until they have been washed. Be sure to check your gauge before and after blocking.
Gauge: 30 sts to 10 cm (4 ") across St st using size 2.25mm/US 1
Gauge: 17 sts to 10 cm (4") over St st using size 4.0mm/US 6
Gauge: 15 sts to 10 cm (4 ") across Sts using size 6.0mm US 10
100% Icelandic Wool
50g / 100m
Plötulopi can be worked one, two or more ply at a time, depending on how bulky a yarn you want. 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.
Since Plötulopi is an unspun yarn, it is fragile to knit; however, due to the length of its fibers, it knits into a sweater that is both sturdy and soft.
Gauge for 1 ply: 19 sts to 10 cm (4”) over St st using size 4½ mm (US 7).
Gauge for 2 ply: 14 sts to 10 cm (4”) over St st using size 5½ mm (US 9).
100% new wool. Unspun yarn, sold by weight as a one-ply, flat, round roll, which is called a “plate”.
The pattern below uses:
Colour A 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 plate 0001 White
Colour B 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 plate 1038 Ivory beige
Colour C 4 (5) 5 (5) 5 plates 0003 Light beige
Colour D 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 plate 1030 Oatmeal
Colour E 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 plate 0009 Brown
Colour F 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 plate 1032 Chocolate
Colour G 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 plate 1033 Black sheep
Lopi’s Kambgarn is a wonderful 5-ply (sport) yarn made from 100% merino wool, making it perfect for creating baby clothes or other soft garments. Due to its fibre content, it is recommended to only hand wash your handmade garments.
Recommended needle size is 2.50-4.00mm.
Each ball weighs 50 grams, holding 150 metres of yarn.
Gauge: 24st x 30rows= 10cm
Jöklalopi is almost twice as thick as Álafosslopi. Ideal for thick chunky knitwear, blankets, or rugs.
Because of its bulkiness, Jöklalopi is quickly knitted, its previous name was Bulkylopi (might still be reflected on the wrapper).
Material: 100% Icelandic wool
Hank: 100 g ~ 60 m
Suggested needle sizes: 8-9mm
Gauge 10×10 cm: 9 stitches and 13 rows