Istex Lettlopi


Yarn Weight: worsted

Recommended Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches/10 cm

Suggested Needles: US 6-8/4-5 mm

Fibre Content: 100% Icelandic wool

Skein: 109 yards/100 meters per 50g skein

Colorway: #0086 Light Beige Heather

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My Experience

Where I got it: Bought it in online from

Needles I used: Hiya Hiya sharps US 6/4 mm

Blocked Gauge I got: 18 sts/28 rows = 4"/10 cm

My Thoughts: Lettlopi is pretty different and pretty amazing. It's very lofty and light, but also extremely insulating thanks to the processing which keeps longer somewhat wiry guard hairs in the yarn along with shorter, softer fibres. This may be more of an outerwear yarn, as it can be a little scratchy, depending on your tolerance. It's long-lasting, though and makes gorgeous colorwork. If you're a fan of rustic wools, you have to try this one.

What I might design with it: I've already designed with this and just really wanted to share it with you all. I'm currently working on making myself a sample of my Woolen Explorer cardigan from Rugged Knits. I also used it for Passing Glacier, also from Rugged Knits.

Where you can get some: This is a widely available yarn. I got great service ordering in Canada from, but I know one of my favourite yarn shops, Tolt Yarn & Wool carries it too. Check your LYS as there's a good chance they have it. Otherwise, try your favourite online shop like Webs.


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