Manchelopi - Wooldreamers

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Color: Blanco

Manchelopi is an unspun yarn made from the wool of a flock of Manchega farmed in the Castilla-La Mancha region of central Spain. Famous as dairy cattle for their tasty cheese, we were thrilled to discover the less well-known delicious softness of their fleece. The twist-free construction of the yarn makes it spectacularly airy and gives it a bafflingly long length-to-weight ratio.

Each cheese-like cake is wound with two unplied strands of yarn, allowing you to knit with either one strand for a DK-worsted gauge or both for an aran-chunky gauge. In contrast to the fragility of the yarn, the fabric it knits into is hard-wearing, soft, and incredibly warm.

Manchelopis happily substitutes for  Nutiden and also works as a softer alternative to Plötolopi.

We recommend a lightness of touch as you knit with the Manchelopis on account of the fragility of the unspun thread. Breaks in the yarn are easily repaired by felting ends together with rapid rubbing in moistened hands. That said, the need to handle the wool carefully means that Manchelopis is probably not an appropriate choice for new and beginner knitters.

Fibre: 100% Manchega wool
Yardage: 2 strands 230m/100g | Single strand 460m/100g
Gauge:  2 strands 15sts | Single strand 22sts
Recommended Needle Size: 2 strands 6mm | Single strand 4mm

Hand wash, lay flat to dry.

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