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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 $6.29 skein
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    • 0051 White In Stock 50+ skeins $6.29
    • 0052 Black Sheep In Stock 48 skeins $6.29
    • 0053 Acorn In Stock 50+ skeins $6.29
    • 0054 Ash Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $6.29
    • 0056 Lt. Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.29
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    • 0058 Dark Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $6.29
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    �lafosslopi (Lopi)
     
    4.6

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (27)
    • Knits quickly (25)
    • Dyed evenly (19)
    • Nice texture (14)
    • Easy to fix (12)

    Cons

    • Coarse (7)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (21)
    • Felting (19)
    • Hats (18)
    • Scarves (5)
    • Gloves (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (14), Artist (12), Novice (3), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (32)

    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

     

    good quality but scratchy

    I used it to knit a hat, it is great quality wool (Icelandic! cool!), but it is not "nice" on one's fingers, scratchy and hard to work with....Read complete review

    I used it to knit a hat, it is great quality wool (Icelandic! cool!), but it is not "nice" on one's fingers, scratchy and hard to work with. Once finished, I feel it was worth the trouble, but I am not encouraged to use it again.

    Reviewed by 37 customers

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    4.0

    Favorite yarn

    By Knitter

    from Norton, MA

    About Me Knitter

    Pros

    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Hearty
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Sheds

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

    I bought several colors of this for a thick striped scarf for my boyfriend. He loves it. I held the strands double so it was really thick and warm. Felt a little bit scratchy after knitting it up, but here is what will really make the finished product a winner- add lanolin and a bit of white vinegar to when you hand wash it. It comes out smooth, shiny, and soft. I highly recommend this yarn for a quality garment that will last decades if taken care of properly. Sheds especially while winding it into balls, but after the first wash that was not a problem anymore. Give it a try! The colors are beautiful and earthy.

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    5.0

    Perfect for Felting

    By Just Me

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Perfect For Felted Slippe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      The very coarseness of this yarn is what makes it felt so nicely and have such durability in terms of slippers. My go to yarn for these projects. Would use it only for the above or outer sweaters and/or jackets/ coats

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      • No

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      5.0

      I have been using Lopi yarn for 20 years

      By Rosene

      from Mechanicsburg, Pa

      About Me Avid knitter, Enthusiast, Love The Cold With Sweate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Keeps Very Warm
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft
      • Use
      • Use Woolite Dry Clearner

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        Lopi Yarn keeps you very warm without sweating. Easy to clean in dryer with Woolite Dry Cleaner - doesn't usually need it. Fantastic yarn to knit with. Makes great hats. Usually wear sweater with turtleneck and very comfortable. It is a stiff yarn but so nice.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Nice stuff

        By Susain

        from Maryland

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        I made a sweater and a hat for my daughter in Denver. Very warm, not too heavy, very scratchy.

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        • Yes

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        3.0

        good quality but scratchy

        By Margaret

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Icelandic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats

          Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

          I used it to knit a hat, it is great quality wool (Icelandic! cool!), but it is not "nice" on one's fingers, scratchy and hard to work with. Once finished, I feel it was worth the trouble, but I am not encouraged to use it again.

          Service and delivery comments:

          great service, as usual!

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          • No

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          5.0

          The standard for Icelandic sweaters

          By FeltedFriends

          from Lexington, MA

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

          • Felting
          • Sweaters

          Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

          This is my go to yarn for bulky Icelandic sweaters. Admittedly it's too itchy and coarse for next to the skin garments; but it is easy to work with, knits up quickly, and produces a sweater that is warm and near windproof. The colors are lovely. Unlike a lot of single ply yarns, it has minimal pilling or shedding; I have Lopi sweaters that are 20 years old and still look great.

          Service and delivery comments:

          My order arrived very quickly.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very pleasant customer service

          By DKP

          from Grand Haven, Michigan

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                Since I needed a specific color for my sweater project....I needed to return the yarn....no problem....the staff member I spoke with was so helpful and friendly....my problem was resolved ...I will order my yarn from WEBS yarn store again.....besides the yarn was beautiful when it arrived in a very timely manner....I will ask for /purchase yarn samples in the future....to check color........

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                5.0

                Love it

                By Craftydevil

                from NEPA

                About Me Artist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                  I am using this batch of Lopi to do two and three color cables and plaits.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Knits up beautifully!

                  By Manty Knitter

                  from Manitowoc Wisconsin

                  About Me Christmas Gift Knitter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Classic Yarn
                  • Good Weight
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Knits Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mittens

                    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                    This yarn is a classic wool. I can get a pair of mittens out of one skein. I love this yarn and I love the mittens I knit with it.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great yarn, would buy again

                    By Lena

                    from Virginia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Coarse

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                      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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