LETTLOPI: What you need to know about this wool

LETTLOPI: What you need to know about this wool

Icelandic sheep are one of the purest and oldest breeds there is in the world. They enjoy great freedom and independence. You can see them on almost every road in Iceland. But what is surprising about them, is how well they adapted to the Icelandic changing weather conditions. Their adaptation to the climate has given their wool a very distinctive character. Here is where Lettlopi, made from 100% Icelandic wool is created. Made of two strands of unspun Lopi twisted together, it is one of the most versatile yarns in temperate climates.

How is Lettlopi like?

It is half the weight of our Alafoss Lopi, each ball of yarn is only 50g and 100 meters long. As we said this yarn has not been blended with any other fibers so it is 100% Icelandic wool. Plus, it is indestructible, and really high quality, which makes it last, probably, forever. 

What can I use it for?

As impressive as it sounds, Lettlopi is ideal to keep yourself warm outdoors and cozy indoors. That makes it perfect for sweaters, mittens, scarves, hats, and even blankets!

If you are wearing one of our famous Lopapeysa (Icelandic wool sweaters), made with this wool, and it starts raining, DO NOT WORRY, this material repels water, but not only that, it also keeps the heat trapped beneath it, so your body will remain warm no matters what is going on around you. On top of that, Lettlopi possesses outstanding breathability and thermal insulation.

Why is it itchy? 

Well, we have heard that one before… It might feel rustic to the touch at first, but believe us, after the first wash, it will become softer and really nice to the touch, and it also softens with use, so just give it a little bit of time.

How does it feel to knit with Lettlopi?

It feels amazing, don't let the hairy appearance scare you, it is really soft and it expanded to fill in the gaps, making your knitting projects look really solid and beautiful. Little recommendation, try blunt needles with this yarn, and let the sharp ones for other projects.

If you are looking for nice and beautiful wool, that comes in a variety of colors, that will keep you warm and dry, that is so high quality that will last you forever, and that is perfect for your knitting projects, look no further, Lettlopi is what you are looking for. 

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