Pure resilient Icelandic wool! This light and fluffy single-ply yarn is traditionally used for Icelandic sweaters. This heavy-worsted/aran weight works up into sweaters that are appropriate for indoor and outdoor wear. Fabric made from this yarn will have a classic wool feel, be slightly fuzzy, extremely durable, lightweight, breathable, and bloom beautifully when washed. This yarn also felts nicely making it a good choice for knit-to-felt projects. The 45 natural and vibrantly dyed color options available make this a good choice for Fairisle and other colorwork projects.
Léttlopi is spun from the wool of Icelandic sheep, one of the world's oldest breeds. What makes Icelandic wool so special? It contains two different types of hair that serve as a natural barrier from wet and cold weather. A tough and water-resistant outer layer - composed of coarse, long fibers known as Tog. Underneath the Tog is a layer of shorter fibers, known in Iceland as þel. This softer layer ensures the sheep stay snug and warm even in the worst weather conditions. These dual layers provide phenomenal protection even in knitted clothing, come rain or snow if any moisture escapes through the water-resistant Tog layer, the þel can keep you warm even when wet! This wonderous wool was milled into Léttlopi by Ístex in Iceland.
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Weight: Aran / Heavy-Worsted / 4
Texture: Single Ply
Put up: Center-Pull Skein
Fiber content: 100% new Icelandic Wool
Unit weight: 1.76 oz / 50 g
Yardage: Approximately 109 yards / 100 meters
Recommended needle size: 6-8 (US) / 4-5 mm
Knitting gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows in a 4" (10cm) square
Care: Hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry.
Country of origin: Iceland
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Lopi is a line of yarn spun from pure Icelandic wool by Ístex. Lopi is available in 4 different yarn weights and in pencil roving, and in colors inspired by the dramatic landscapes of Iceland.
Ístex has been the main processor of Icelandic wool since 1896. Today, 80% of the company is owned by Icelandic farmers and they process about 99% of the Icelandic wool produced in Iceland.
All of the Lopi yarns are produced for customers that value natural, sustainable and eco-friendly living, and are all OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. OEKO-TEX company based in Switzerland that consists of 18 independent research and testing facilities in Europe and Japan that work together to test textiles for harmful substances. Their Standard 100 certification means that throughout every stage of processing, every bit of the yarn is guaranteed to contain no substances that are harmful to humans in any way.
The industry surrounding this wool has been crucial to the survival of Iceland and has been protecting Icelandic people from centuries of harsh winter weather.