Plötulopi – Unspun Icelandic from Ístex
Plötulopi – Unspun Icelandic
Ístex
DK (11 wpi) ?
328 yards
(300 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
19.0 to 24.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100% Wool - Icelandic
pencil roving
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash
  • Color:
  • Heathered, Solid color
  • Construction:
  • Unspun
  • Dye:
  • Machine dyed
  • Milled: Iceland
  • Source of fiber: Iceland

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

From the website: Plötulopi can be worked one, two or more plies 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 work with; 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

224 stashed

465 projects

3 Light Beige Heather

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5 Black Heather

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9 Brown Heather

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13 Light Forest Heather

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14 Forest Heather

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59 Black

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1026 Ash Heather

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1027

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1030 Beige

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1032 Dark Brown Heather

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1033 Black

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1038 Ivory Beige

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1050 Berry Heather

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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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1426 Dark Amber Heather

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1427 Jasper Red Heather

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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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9103 Dark Grey Heather

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9210 Red

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9363 Blue

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Black Heather

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Cream

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White

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