Léttlopi (Lite Lopi) Icelandic Wool Yarn∼
Yarn line #040
vendor color: 1405 bottlegreenheather
Léttlopi (Lite Lopi) Icelandic Wool Yarn details:
• Fiber content: 100% Icelandic Wool
• Gauge is K: 4.5 - 5 stitches/in on sz 7 - 8 • C: 2.75 - 2.5 stitches/in on sz I-9 to K-10.5
• Wraps/inch (wpi) 12
• Weaving tabby sett 5-6 (weft only)
• Weaving twill sett 7-8 (weft only)
• Yardage: 995 yards/lb
- • 109 yards/50 g ball
Léttlopi (Lite Lopi) Icelandic Wool Yarn description:
Classic Icelandic yoked sweaters as well as Fair Isle or contemporary colorwork knitting all look stunning and stand the test of time in Icelandic Léttlopi. It’s a lighter weight version of the ever popular bulky weight Alafoss Lopi.
Ideal for warm and resilient pieces without too much weight. This softly spun 100% Icelandic wool singles offers the unique quality of Icelandic fiber - combining the fine, highly insulating inner fibers and longer, water-repellent outer fibers. Icelandic wool yarns are known for their warmth, breathability and water-repellency. Great for felting.
Traditionally knit “in-the-round”, Icelandic pullovers and cardigans are fast and rewarding projects. The beautiful colorwork is timeless and with hundreds of classic designs, what’s old is new again. Leftovers are great for making hats and mittens. For extra warmth knit your piece oversized and then try felting to create extremely durable garments and accessories.
Léttlopi is very suitable for weft but not ideal in warp since it is so loosely spun. It makes a great weft for warm and durable blankets and throws, blankets, jackets and shawls, as well as wall hangings.
Try weaving 1-3 tabby shots between Léttlopi wefts to create a firm backing. This is a great way to combine texture with color and weave effects.
Hand wash with cool water and a gentle wool wash. Block/lay flat to dry. Or dry clean.
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