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

167 stashed

352 projects

3 Light Beige Heather

76 stashed

115 projects

5 Black Heather

80 stashed

119 projects

9 Brown Heather

54 stashed

85 projects

13 Light Forest Heather

65 stashed

71 projects

59 Black

44 stashed

93 projects

484 Green

43 stashed

68 projects

1026 Ash Heather

168 stashed

297 projects

1027 Light Gray Heather

103 stashed

171 projects

1030 Beige

98 stashed

172 projects

1032 Dark Brown Heather

70 stashed

126 projects

1033 Black

101 stashed

196 projects

1038 Ivory Beige

104 stashed

164 projects

1050 Berry Heather

69 stashed

84 projects

1052 Denim Heather

78 stashed

93 projects

1053 Faded Denim Heather

90 stashed

125 projects

1054 Light Berry Heather

69 stashed

93 projects

1423 Clover Green Heather

75 stashed

117 projects

1424 Golden Yellow Heather

82 stashed

120 projects

1426 Dark Amber Heather

54 stashed

95 projects

1427 Jasper Red Heather

73 stashed

93 projects

1428 Plum Heather

87 stashed

112 projects

1429 Hyacinth Heather

64 stashed

72 projects

1430 Carmine Red Heather

54 stashed

90 projects

1432 Winter Blue Heather

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144 projects

9102 Grey Heather

109 stashed

189 projects

9103 Dark Grey Heather

83 stashed

129 projects

9210 Red

50 stashed

85 projects

9363 Blue

35 stashed

77 projects

Black Heather

48 stashed

131 projects

Cream

49 stashed

84 projects

White

82 stashed

266 projects