Plotulopi (ice.Plötulopi) can be worked one, two or more ply at a time, depending on how bulky a yarn you want. It has been used by Icelanders from the time the vikings settled this land and has become very popular in modern times because of the many possibilities of use. 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. Plotulopi is very fragile to knit. We recommend the continental knitting technique as it permits control with very loose tension. Since Plotulopi 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.
Knitting with Plotulopi. 1 strandof unspun: very light sweaters, shawls, scarves. Needles (for example) 4-5mm/US 6-8. When knitting cardigans it's a good idea to strengthen the edges by crocheting around them with one strand of plotulopi and one of einband or kid mohair or some other fine yarn from your stash. For a stronger garment, try knitting the whole garment with one strand of plotulopi and one strand of Einband, kid mohair or another type of fine yarn held together.
Knitting with Plotulopi.2 strandsof unspun or Lopi Light: You can experiment with needle sizes and knit garments with Lopi Light in garter stitch with needles up to 7mm/US10.5. If given space the yarn opens up and uses the space. So using large needles gives a very soft and fluffy garment. Normally sweaters for indoor and outdoor use are knit with 4.5mm/US 7 needles. Also very nice for knitting hats, gloves and other smaller accessories.