If you have ever worn a sweater made of regular wool and though it was warm, then you have never experienced the feeling of a warm sweater. The property that gives this wool its warmth is the unkempt nature of the threads. The strands are taken directly from the winding wheel for purposes of knitting. The result is a sweater that has threads which are aligned in all possible directions creating the warming effect. It is no longer necessary to layer items of clothing together during the cold season as this single layer of sweater is enough to keep away the cold. For a long time it was not understood how the residents of Iceland survived in the cold, until the special breed sheep were discovered.
How to knit with Plötulopi wool yarn?
If you want to create a very thick yarn, then you can work with two strands of the Plotulopi Wool Yarn. The end result of this is going to be an extra warm garment that can be worn comfortable to fight the winter cold. For effective pairing, it is recommended to take a strand from the center of the ball of yarn and the other end from the outer ends covering the plates. The number of strands you choose to use for knitting will depend on the function of the item that you intend to create. The bottom line is that all heavy duty items with regard to warmth requirements should be made using the Plotulopi Wool Yarn.
For making coats and blankets use 3 or 4 ply strands of this yarn for the best results. Blending of these fibers is not recommended because blends lower the quality of the superior fiber.
What is Plötulopi Wool yarn?
Plotulopi Wool Yarn originates from the Icelandic sheep breed which produces fleece with extraordinarily long fibers. No other sheep breed in the world has been known to produce this kind of fleece. More about Plötulopi.
Tips for knitting with unspun wool yarn
Some may think it is impossible to knit with unspun yarn but the qualities of the Icelandic unspun lopi wool yarn make it possible to knit from it. The short and soft inner coat of the fiber wind together with the very long and coarse outer coat. Once you are knitting the tension points are distributed evenly on the stitches and the fibers holding them all together.
It is quite possible to knit with a single strand of lopi and this makes much lighter garments but the gauge being quite loose, they will tend to wear out quickly at elbows, underarms and cuffs.
Tips and tricks on Plötulopi
It is always better to buy yarn in bulk even if you will not use all of it at once. You can buy the Icelandic Plotulopi here. Remember that winter is not just a onetime occurrence but a season of the year that you will have to prepare for every time. The best approach is to identify which color you as a family buy often and then stock many yarns of this color.
Plotulopi Wool Yarn is easy to knit but if you have no time, you can either buy readymade cloth items or engage the services of an experienced individual. The rough look of this thread may appear unpleasant when knitting begins but the beauty and form of the garment takes shape as you progress.
Free Plötulopi knitting patterns
For centuries, the Icelanders have been knitting with wool yarn and it has deep roots in Icelandic history. The possibilities are endless when we look into what can be created using the Plötulopi. Here are some suggestions for you to get your creative juices flowing.
Here are some free knitting patterns
Here are very popular men's, women and children knitting patterns made in Plötu Lopi wool yarn.
Knitting pattern for men's sweaters
Knitting pattern for women sweaters
Knitting pattern for children's sweaters
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