Plötulopi – Unspun Icelandic from Ístex
Plötulopi – Unspun Icelandic
Ístex
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
328 yards
(300 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
19.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100% Wool
Pencil roving
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash
  • Color:
  • Heathered, Solid color
  • Construction:
  • Unspun
  • Milled: Iceland
  • Source of fiber: Iceland

This yarn is also sometimes called “unspun Icelandic” and is the yarn sold by Schoolhouse Press.

From Istex: 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. We recommend the continental knitting technique as it permits control with very loose tension. 

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.  

Gauge for 1 ply: 19 sts to 10 cm (4”) over St st using size 4½ mm (old UK 7) (US 7).
Gauge for 2 ply: 14 sts to 10 cm (4”) over St st using size 5½ mm (old UK 5) (US 9).

100% new wool. Unspun yarn, sold by weight as a one-ply, flat, round roll, which is called a “plate”.

popular colorways

1 White

162 stashed

347 projects

3 Light Beige Heather

74 stashed

112 projects

5 Grey

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118 projects

9 Brown Heather

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80 projects

13 Light Forest Heather

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68 projects

59 Black

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91 projects

484 Green

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1026 Ash Heather

165 stashed

293 projects

1027

101 stashed

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1030 Beige

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169 projects

1032 Dark Brown Heather

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124 projects

1033 Black

97 stashed

193 projects

1038 Ivory Beige

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160 projects

1050 Berry Heather

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84 projects

1052 Denim Heather

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1053 Faded Denim Heather

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1054 Light Berry Heather

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1423 Clover Green Heather

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1424 Golden Yellow Heather

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117 projects

1426 Dark Amber Heather

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1427 Jasper Red Heather

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90 projects

1428 Plum Heather

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1429 Hyacinth Heather

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1430 Carmine Red Heather

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1432 Winter Blue Heather

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9102 Grey Heather

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188 projects

9103 Dark Grey Heather

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9210 Red

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81 projects

9363 Blue

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77 projects

Black Heather

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130 projects

Cream

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84 projects

White

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