I love British wool, but over Christmas I have fallen in love with Icelandic wool too!
I came back from a trip to Reykjavik with my suitcase almost bursting with yarn from the Handknitting Association of Iceland’s shop. I bought lots of plotulopi, which is unspun yarn which comes in flat balls called plates.
It is very fragile but as you knit 3 strands together, it twists together and becomes a lovely firm fabric, as if by magic.
So all over the Christmas hols, I knitted myself an Icelandic jumper – and oh my goodness it is so lovely and warm.
I love the pattern too which reminds me of the cold, bleak but beautiful Iceland landscape, the ice and snow and all the waterfalls.
Icelandic wool is renowned for being very lightweight and cosy and it is certainly that. I have hardly needed a coat for walks in the snow.