This bulky-weight fiber, Bulky Lopi, draws from the heartiness of Iceland’s native sheep—used to the island nation’s wild tundra, long, frigid winters, and craggy terrain! It combines both the short, soft inner coat—or þel—and the long, coarse outer coat—tog. Bulky Lopi creates warm, rugged garments—thick and dense enough to resist the chilliest and dampest of winter days!
Istex sources its wool directly from the Icelandic farmers. It’s then scoured in the small, northern town of Blönduós and made into hanks in Mosfellsbær, near Reykjavik—where a mill has been in operation since 1896.
10 sts = 4"/10cm on US 13 (9mm). Hand wash.
COLOR: 51 White. Natural cream.
COLOR: 54 Grey. Very pale heathered grey.
COLOR: 86 Natural Brown. Heathered oatmeal.