Lopi light – black heather
Lopi light is 100% wool, produced in Iceland by Ístex.
50g/1.76oz, aprox. 100m/109yd. St.st.: 18 sts = 10cm/4” using 4.5-5mm./US 7-8
Lopi light is great for sweaters, mittens, hats and socks.
The Icelandic wool is really kind of special. The breed of sheep around here is very old, got isolated at the time of the settlement, around the year 874. So these furry creatures have remained the same ever since. The wool has two different types of fibers, þel (pronounced thel, with the “th”sound as in thorough), which is the warm, soft, isolating stuff closest to the body and tog, the long water repellent fibers on the surface. So the wool has unique qualities being warm, soft, very light and water repellent at the same time.
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