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

187 stashed

387 projects

3 Light Beige Heather

88 stashed

124 projects

5 Black Heather

89 stashed

136 projects

9 Brown Heather

58 stashed

89 projects

13 Light Forest Heather

71 stashed

87 projects

14 Forest Heather

56 stashed

69 projects

59 Black

47 stashed

98 projects

1026 Ash Heather

190 stashed

330 projects

1027

117 stashed

183 projects

1030 Beige

108 stashed

186 projects

1032 Dark Brown Heather

77 stashed

138 projects

1033 Black

110 stashed

213 projects

1038 Ivory Beige

112 stashed

187 projects

1050 Berry Heather

79 stashed

94 projects

1052 Denim Heather

90 stashed

106 projects

1053 Faded Denim Heather

108 stashed

142 projects

1054 Light Berry Heather

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105 projects

1423 Clover Green Heather

83 stashed

125 projects

1424 Golden Yellow Heather

89 stashed

132 projects

1426 Dark Amber Heather

59 stashed

108 projects

1427 Jasper Red Heather

73 stashed

100 projects

1428 Plum Heather

94 stashed

121 projects

1429 Hyacinth Heather

67 stashed

78 projects

1430 Carmine Red Heather

56 stashed

99 projects

1432 Winter Blue Heather

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157 projects

9102 Grey Heather

130 stashed

213 projects

9103 Dark Grey Heather

92 stashed

137 projects

9210 Red

56 stashed

91 projects

9363 Blue

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86 projects

Black Heather

54 stashed

140 projects

Cream

59 stashed

92 projects

White

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278 projects