"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.
10 months after the publication of any new Lopi pattern book, each of the designs becomes available to purchase individually as a digital download from the Lopi Design website or Ravelry. Browse hundreds of English-language Lettlopi patterns for children & adults here!
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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- 100% Natural Fibres
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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.