"Lopi" means "roving band" in Icelandic, and "létt" means "light[weight]", as opposed to the thicker Alafosslopi (13st). LéttLopi is made of two plies slightly twisted together. It is beautifully light, warm, and water-repellent, and makes wonderful hats, mittens and sweaters. Finished items rarely require cleaning other than the first wash to soften the fibers - from then on a thorough airing out is often enough.

Check out Mary Jane Mucklestone's modern designs for this historic yarn in MDK Field Guide No. 17 Lopi.

Content: 100% new Icelandic wool
Weight: 50 grams / 1.76 oz
Length: 100 meters / 109 yards
Gauge: 18 stitches per 4"/10cm
Suggested Needle Size: 4.5-5.0 mm / US 7-8
Care: Hand wash cold, air dry flat

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  • 5
    Light, squishy, cozy and unique

    Posted by YIXI on 18th Mar 2015

    For years I’ve been avoiding yarns that aren't as buttery like malabrigo or tosh. But when I need a warm and squishy sweater yet doesn't weigh tons for the chilly damp days, nothing beats this Icelandic wool. Lopi yarns feel scratchy on a ball and when knit, but once washed, it just gets softer and softer. They are light and fluffy and water repellent. The prices are good and colors lovely. I can’t have enough of it.

Istex Lopi: Lettlopi (18st)

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