Léttlopi is an Aran weight Icelandic wool spun as a single. These skeins measure 109 yards, weigh 50 grams, and have a light twist. It’s denser than the Plötulopi we’ve been carrying, and of course it has some twist.
The Icelandic wool is naturally dual-coated, meaning that the fleece has both short and long fibers. These yarns are warm, breathable, lightweight, and water-repellent, because Iceland.
The Lopi yarns come from Istex, the only spinning mill in Iceland. When Viking settlers inhabited Iceland in 874, give or take, they brought what we now know as Icelandic horses and Icelandic sheep, the latter providing needed fiber for clothing against the harsh weather. Istex buys its fiber directly from farmers and processes it into yarn.
This new line of yarns will be good for sweaters and outerwear. It’s for sale now on our website, and we will have it at our shows. Denise is trying to decide on a color for a new Bar Hopping Cowl.