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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
$8.99 skein Discountable
  • 1232 Arctic Exposure In Stock 17 skeins $8.99
  • 0005 Black Heather In Stock 10 skeins $8.99
  • 0010 Dk. Denim Heather In Stock 27 skeins $8.99
  • 0051 White In Stock 1 skein $8.99
  • 0052 Black Sheep In Stock 32 skeins $8.99
  • 0053 Acorn In Stock 41 skeins $8.99
  • 0054 Ash Heather In Stock 9 skeins $8.99
  • 0056 Lt. Grey In Stock 37 skeins $8.99
  • 0057 Grey In Stock 12 skeins $8.99
  • 0058 Dark Grey In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 0059 Black In Stock 18 skeins $8.99
  • 0085 Oatmeal In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 0086 Lt. Beige In Stock 35 skeins $8.99
  • 0118 Navy In Stock 24 skeins $8.99
  • 0163 Quiet Purple In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 1233 Space Blue In Stock 35 skeins $8.99
  • 1238 Dusk Red In Stock 19 skeins $8.99
  • 1241 Gloxinia In Stock 21 skeins $8.99
  • 9958 Light Indigo In Stock 14 skeins $8.99
  • 9961 In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 9962 Ruby Red Heather In Stock 22 skeins $8.99
  • 9964 In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 9966 Cypress Green Heather In Stock 18 skeins $8.99
  • 9967 Teal Heather In Stock 32 skeins $8.99
  • 9969 Fuschia Heather In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 9971 Amber Heather In Stock 26 skeins $8.99
  • 9974 Lt. Gray Tweed In Stock 6 skeins $8.99
  • 9975 Black Tweed In Stock 27 skeins $8.99
  • 9983 Apple Green Backordered $8.99
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�lafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (46)
  • Knits quickly (42)
  • Dyed evenly (30)
  • Nice texture (25)
  • Easy to fix (16)

Cons

  • Coarse (13)
  • Sheds (5)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (38)
  • Felting (29)
  • Hats (29)
  • Scarves (9)
  • Gloves (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (24), Artist (18), Parent (5), Novice (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52), Yes (3)

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 59 customers

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5.0

Alafosslopi Yarn

By Renee

from New York City

About Me Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

    I have made a hat and am making a scarf (seamen's scarf and hat). This yarn will keep me very warn. I love the color too. And I believe the items I knit will last forever.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    excellent, my favorite yarn gr service!

    By KateOwl

    from Albany, NY

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      I've been knitting with Lopi for over 35 years and just love it. My creations last a lifetime with this incredibly durable and reasonably priced wool.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Gorgeous Yarn

      By Contrary Wife

      from Elkins, WV

      About Me Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Works Up Beautifully

      Cons

      • Itches

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      I had a ball of this yarn in my stash. I don't remember where I bought it. I found it here and purchased two more balls to make a cowl. It turned out nicely and matched the first ball pretty well. It is too itchy for me, so I will sell it. This is great yarn, even if I can't wear it around my neck. .

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      • No

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      4.0

      Easy to work with

      By DPM

      from New Jersey

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      I made a fair isle sweater and it came out beautifully.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Yarn

      By knitter

      from Michigan

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

          This was a very easy yarn with which to work. I really like the look of the garmet.

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          • No

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          5.0

          One of my standby's

          By Nanni

          from MA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Gloves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

          Love this yarn for Icelandic sweaters...warm and toasty

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          • No

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          5.0

          Lovely Lopi

          By newbyKniitter

          from Michigan

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

            I bought this Lopi to make Sally Melville's Einstein Coat. I have not gotten to it yet, except to make and block the gauge swatch, which was perfect. I can't wait!

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            • No

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            5.0

            favorite yarn ever

            By Montana Gal

            from Boyd, MT

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Has Body
            • Knits Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Sweaters

              Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

              I absolutely love the Lopi yarn. To me, it feels like "real" yarn...not so processed. There is even a bit of pasture in the yarn. I'm knitting an Icelandic sweater and the fabric created has so much body. I will definitely be knitting another as soon as this one is finished.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Claw Dee

              from Bradenton, Fl

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Socks

                Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                Haven't use it yet, but it looks great...love the color.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Love this yarn

                By Sandy

                from Pelican Rapids, MN

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                    Booyah!

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                    • No

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