What is LOPI yarn?

Is LOPI a yarn pill?

It’s not a plush ball of softness of the sort we next-generation knitters trend towards. But man, this stuff is never going to pill. Having worn my new vest yesterday (admittedly only once so far) I can tell you this: It was incredibly warm but not in the way that some knits tend to overheat one.

What size is LOPI yarn?

Lopi Yarn. This is a chunky weight yarn that knits up 13 or 14 stitches to 10 cm (4 inches) on 5mm (US Size 8) to 6mm (US Size 10) needles. The sweaters knit up fast, and are generally knit on circular needles.

Is Iceland yarn washable?

Do not wash Icelandic wool products in the washing machine. Rather, use lukewarm water and a special wool soap that contains no perfume or dyes. Soak for 10-15 minutes, and do not wring or rub. Carefully push or squeeze as much water as possible and wrap-dry in a towel.

What is worsted weight yarn?

Worsted Weight Yarn is the most commonly used weight of yarn, slightly thicker than DK weight and thinner than bulky yarn. … Worsted weight yarns are recommend for projects with a knitting gauge of 4–5 stitches per inch and a crochet gauge of 2.75–3.5 single crochets per inch.

How do you clean a Lopapeysa?

How to Clean an Icelandic Lopapeysa? The sweaters are hand-wash only in lukewarm water (30°C / 86°F). Soak in the water with a few drops of laundry detergent and be careful not to rub or wring too much but softly squeeze the liquid through. Now, try to wind the garment to release the water.

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Is Plötulopi itchy?

But yes, it IS itchy! And definitely not for those that are not used to wearing wool. I have very sensitive skin and probably a mild wool allergy (which, nonetheless, isn’t a problem when I’m actually knitting with wool).