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Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi)

Lopi Álafosslopi is a classic bulky weight yarn great for Icelandic-style sweaters. The beautiful color selection makes Lopi Álafosslopi perfect for fair isle work - from sweaters to mittens. Made in Iceland.

Find out more how Lopi yarn has stood the test of time from Clara Parkes in her Knitter's Review article.

Content:
100% Icelandic Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
100g/109yds
Gauge:
3.25 sts = 1" on US 10.5
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
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�lafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.5

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (35)
  • Knits quickly (34)
  • Dyed evenly (24)
  • Nice texture (18)
  • Easy to fix (15)

Cons

  • Coarse (12)
  • Sheds (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (31)
  • Felting (26)
  • Hats (25)
  • Scarves (6)
  • Gloves (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (21), Artist (16), Parent (5), Collector (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great yarn, would buy again

I was excited this yarn was part of the April Anniversary Sale. I love working with single ply yarn, and I've been trying to find a new love ever since Cascade yarns discontinued their...Read complete review

I was excited this yarn was part of the April Anniversary Sale. I love working with single ply yarn, and I've been trying to find a new love ever since Cascade yarns discontinued their soft spun and pastanza lines. Alafosslopi almost fits the bill. The colors are absolutely beautiful and it knits up quickly and smoothly. It is a little corse, but softens up when knit, and I'm sure will become even softer over time. And although corse, it is not unpleasant to work with. I did need to pull some straw from the fibers every once and awhile, but that didn't bother me. Overall, the pros outweigh the cons, and I would definitely buy this yarn again.

I used approximately 14 balls to knit a 4.5'x6' color work afghan.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lopi yarn

Made a man's sweater and hat. Unraveled easily while knitting. The odor was so strong my husband would comment on it, even from across the room. Seemed to shrink a bit, even...Read complete review

Made a man's sweater and hat. Unraveled easily while knitting. The odor was so strong my husband would comment on it, even from across the room. Seemed to shrink a bit, even washing it on gentle cycle and cold water. Very careful blocking it. Don't recommend anything but a dry cleaning.

Reviewed by 48 customers

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5.0

Lopi...the name says it all

By Knitncycle

from Stuttgart, germany

About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • Coarse

Best Uses

  • Felting
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Sweaters

Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

This is typical Lopi! Great for felting or use in Icelandic sweaters. You should know that it is a coarser wool so if your skin is sensitive to that, I'd use it for accessories or plan to line it with a fabric such as flannel.

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  • No

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5.0

My favorite wool

By Grandma of 4

from Colesville, MD

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Nordic Ski Sweaters
    • Sweaters

    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

    This has been my favorite bulky wool for ski sweaters for many years. Traditional and colorful with so many beautiful patterns available - just like so many I remember from Sweden and Norway.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Not quite as shown

    By Ballerina17

    from Fort Worth, TX

    About Me Advanced beginner, Artist, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

    • Color Match

    Best Uses

    • Coats Loose Fitting
    • Hats
    • Jackets
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

    I'm making a great slouchy car coat that called for this yarn. The yarn feels much softer than I anticipated. My one disappointment is the color match to the screen image. I know dye lots vary but what I thought was tomato red came as a darker almost burgundy shade. More sophisticated color perhaps but not what I expected. Also I had to take a skein out into the sunlight to see the highlight blue and gold colors threads that made the screen image so appealing in the first place. I checked colors against two computers, one with a very very good imaging/color processor and on both computers the red was a tomato hue. I bought this on sale but for another purchase of this scale I would order several different colors to be sure of color.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Warm, richly colored icelandic wool

    By Rabbitsfeet

    from NY State

    About Me Knitter Who Loves Color

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Into Warm Garment
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

    • Coarse
    • Kids Probably Won't Like
    • Sheds

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

    in the distant past I made projects with this yarn. Kids said it was scratchy.
    It is watm and I love the rich, intense colors.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I've made 4 sweaters from this

    By Diane knits

    from Fort Wayne IN

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      I use lopi yarn to make quick, easy and very warm sweaters for myself and after the winter of 2013 I really appreciate how warm and soft this yarn is.The colors are a nice heather and evenly dyed and I have never found a knot in a skein.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice sweater yarn - thick and thin

      By The test knitter

      from WI

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Knits Quickly
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Sweaters

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      The skeins I got were a bit thick and thin, which I wasn't expecting. This shouldn't be a huge issue unless the sweater doesn't block well because of it. Other reviews state that the yarn is very coarse and too scratchy to work with; I agree that it is coarse but not overly so. This should be well suited to the outerwear cardigan it's intended for.

      I had to rip back a couple places which caused the yarn to shed but it held up well despite that.

      The color I ordered was named light Indigo but I feel it's more of a denim/light blue color. Looks great and makes the cardigan feel more Nordic but not what I was expecting.

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      5.0

      Still the same lovely wool

      By Gram

      from Bend, OR

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        I knit my first Lopi sweater nearly 30 years ago. I did a 2nd a few years later, and now am making #3. The yarn is just as I remember it, heavy, very, very warm, lovely colors. There are thousands of Lopi patterns out there, and I chose one that is one of the more classic patterns, Brigette. I am making it in a cardigan. I had hoped to work with Lite Lopi this time, but there are not many Lite Lopi patterns available, and even fewer cardigans. A lovely, timeless yarn.

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        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Lopi yarn

        By Karen

        from North Charleston, SC

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly

        Cons

        • Coarse
        • Shrink In Cold Water
        • Terrible Strong Smell
        • Thin Twigs At Times

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        Made a man's sweater and hat. Unraveled easily while knitting. The odor was so strong my husband would comment on it, even from across the room. Seemed to shrink a bit, even washing it on gentle cycle and cold water. Very careful blocking it. Don't recommend anything but a dry cleaning.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hip yet traditional

        By Chrissy

        from Rochester, New York

        About Me Artist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Superb Quality Wool

        Cons

        • Coarse
        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        A friend made me a Lopi sweater I consider a gift, an heirloom, and my chilly weather, everyday jacket all at the same time. She chose the 'denim' color blue yarn and made a simple and elegant top down bulky sweater. It looks both traditional, and yet stylish. People are always commenting that it looks great with my jeans, and yet the sweater still maintains a certain degree of respectability I secretly sorta get a kick out of. I don't think of mySELF in terms of respectability. Sure, I try and be good and kind to others, but it's slightly amusing to me that my hip sweater should nonetheless have a better pedigree than its owner. Like it has to 'retire' to the cedar chest at night, you know? I just love it.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Best wool for felting

        By Brenda

        from Stockholm, Maine

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Mittens

            Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

            I've used Lopi yarns for knitting and felting mittens for several years. I think it's the best wool to use for felting.

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