Woman wearing Aito, an asymmetrical shawl in shades of brown
Woman displaying Aito, an asymmetrical shawl in shades of brown
Woman wearing Aito, an asymmetrical shawl in shades of brown with matching mits.
Plötulopi yarn in shades of browns.

Plötulopi Aito Sets (fka Shibui Sets)

Regular price$ 71.95

The Aito Shawl by Melody Hoffman @bmandarines is in Laine 4.  The Woolly Thistle is excited to offer sets for the Aito Shawl in just the right shades.

Photo cred: Laine Magazine


This Yarn Set Includes:

The pattern for this yarn set must be purchased directly from the designer on Ravelry: Aito Shawl by Melody Hoffman.  This pattern is also in Laine Issue 4.

Yarn Colors Used: 1038, 0003, 1030, 0009, 1032, 1033

Please remember that every effort is taken to represent the true colors of the yarn and that monitor settings will vary.

Details about the Aito Shawl from Ravelry:

Aito is an asymmetrical shawl that plays with different shades of brown. The beautiful fade is achieved by using a color changing method called split splicing.

One size

Length: 59 inches / 150 cm.
Width: 51 inches / 130 cm.

MATERIALS (From Ravelry)
Yarn: Plötulopi by Ístex (100% new wool, 328 yds / 300 m – 100 g).

Colour A: 1033 Sheep Black:
1 plate or approx. 10 g.

Colour B: 1032 Dark Brown Heather:
1 plate or approx. 20 g.

 Colour C: 0009 Brown Heather:
1 plate or approx. 30 g.

Colour D: 1030 Beige:
1 plate or approx. 60 g.

Colour E: 0003 Light Beige:
1 plate or approx. 60 g.

Colour F: 1038 Ivory Beige:
1 plate or approx. 60 g.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) 40” (100 cm)  circular needles. 

16.5 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch, after blocking.

ERRATA (from Ravelry)
The chart key on page 135 has a mistake. “RS: Knit / WS: Purl” should be “Knit on both RS and WS”

The colour order from A to F has been reverted by mistake. Amounts are correct. Right colour order above. 

Details about the yarn, Plötulopi

This unique wool from Iceland is a bit like pencil roving in that it's unspun.  It is light and airy with a long staple.  Used in a single-strand, this wool is wonderful for lace or sweaters. Work with 2 strands (same gauge as Lettlopi) for typical Icelandic pullovers, jackets, scarves, hats, and mittens. Or 3 and 4 strands for coats and blankets.

This wool is delicate because it's unspun, but don't let that put you off.  Carefully unwind your wool from the plate (never tug) to knit your stitches before unwinding the next lot.   Should your wool break, simply rub the two ends back together with a little water (or spit).  Once knitted, the yarn is strong yet soft!

  • Weight:   sport 
  • Breed:     100% new Icelandic wool
  • Package:  approx 100g/328 yards
  • Gauge:  19 sts/4" with US 7 (single strand) 


About the Designer: 

Melody Hoffman is a prolific designer of shawls and accessories.  She is a French woman living in Latvia.  She was interviewed on New Hampshire Knits in Episode 30 where she talks about her life and knitting.

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