Fawn, Silver and Toffee Icelandic Lopi
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Icelandic Lopi Aran

£10.00

Our Icelandic Lopi is a soft, airy wool which knits into a warm and durable fabric.  It comes in three pretty natural shades  – Toffee, Fawn and Silver (please note that while Toffee and Fawn are different shades there isn’t a great deal of contrast between them).

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Our Icelandic Lopi comes from ‘South Muirnich Farm’ where Glenda and Ian are bringing an old croft back to life. It is a wonderful wild spot to the south of Loch Ness with stunning views to hills and lochs.  We believe that our Icelandic Lopi is the only British version of this classic Icelandic wool and spin technique. Our version is less robust in texture than Lopi we have worked with from Iceland itself and is a soft airy wool. It comes in three shades – Toffee, Fawn and Silver (please note that while Toffee and Fawn are different shades there isn’t a great deal of contrast between them).

Icelandic sheep are double-coated with a strong outercoat called the ‘tog’ and a fine undercoat called the ‘thel’ which we have spun in the traditional Icelandic ‘Lopi’ method. Both coats have been worked together in an unspun fibre – which can be a little fragile until knit together when it becomes a very durable, and warm, fabric. Broken ends can be easily joined with a little moisture (otherwise known as spit-splicing!).

Clipping year: 2017 | Weight: Aran | Rec. Needles: 4.5-5.5mm

Toffee

Icelandic

Farm:
South Muirnich Farm

Metres per 100g:
140/100g

Fawn

Icelandic

Farm:
South Muirnich Farm

Metres per 100g:
135/100g

Silver

Icelandic

Farm:
South Muirnich Farm

Metres per 100g:
135/100g

  1. Black Isle Yarns are gently and minimally processed by The Border Mill from real animals who enjoy an outdoor life (in beautiful surroundings, lucky beasts!) – consequently you may find the odd bit of vegetation in your yarn, these are easy to remove as you knit and, if you’re lucky enough to find some, I hope will remind you of the special animals who have grown your yarn!
  2. I do my best to show the yarn colours as accurately as possible but please be aware that colours do vary from monitor to monitor
  3. Your yarn should be gently hand washed in cool water using pH neutral wool wash such as Eucalan or Soak. This may seem time consuming at first but should soon become an enjoyable part of working with a gently treated natural product.