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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 14 skeins $8.99
  • 0005 Black Heather In Stock 1 skein $8.99
  • 0010 Dk. Denim Heather In Stock 24 skeins $8.99
  • 0051 White In Stock 1 skein $8.99
  • 0052 Black Sheep In Stock 27 skeins $8.99
  • 0053 Acorn In Stock 30 skeins $8.99
  • 0054 Ash Heather In Stock 9 skeins $8.99
  • 0056 Lt. Grey In Stock 25 skeins $8.99
  • 0057 Grey In Stock 33 skeins $8.99
  • 0058 Dark Grey In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 0059 Black In Stock 4 skeins $8.99
  • 0085 Oatmeal In Stock 16 skeins $8.99
  • 0086 Lt. Beige In Stock 11 skeins $8.99
  • 0118 Navy In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 0163 Quiet Purple In Stock 32 skeins $8.99
  • 1233 Space Blue In Stock 19 skeins $8.99
  • 1238 Dusk Red In Stock 19 skeins $8.99
  • 1241 Gloxinia In Stock 38 skeins $8.99
  • 9958 Light Indigo In Stock 36 skeins $8.99
  • 9961 In Stock 14 skeins $8.99
  • 9962 Ruby Red Heather In Stock 21 skeins $8.99
  • 9964 In Stock 29 skeins $8.99
  • 9966 Cypress Green Heather In Stock 24 skeins $8.99
  • 9967 Teal Heather Backordered $8.99
  • 9969 Fuschia Heather In Stock 21 skeins $8.99
  • 9971 Amber Heather In Stock 8 skeins $8.99
  • 9974 Lt. Gray Tweed In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 9975 Black Tweed In Stock 22 skeins $8.99
  • 9983 Apple Green In Stock 32 skeins $8.99
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�lafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (49)
  • Knits quickly (45)
  • Dyed evenly (32)
  • Nice texture (26)
  • Easy to fix (16)

Cons

  • Coarse (14)
  • Sheds (6)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (41)
  • Hats (30)
  • Felting (29)
  • Scarves (9)
  • Gloves (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (26), Artist (19), Parent (5), Novice (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55), 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 62 customers

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5.0

Warmest yarn ever

By Yarn Diva

from Shaker Heights, OH

About Me Knitter Forever

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Perfect For Icelandic

Cons

  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Sweaters

Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

I have made two warm Icelandic hats and three Icelandic pullover sweaters that are so warm this dreadful winter. Need a turtleneck under because it is scratchy. Works like a light jacket in spring.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Nice feel

By Diane T

from Juneau, AK

About Me Artist, Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Coat
    • Sweaters

    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

    I used this yarn to make the Einstein Coat by Sally Melville and it has been a pleasure to work with! I think I might have to knit another!

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    • No

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    4.0

    not soft, but warm and traditional

    By janet

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Classic Icelandic Sweater
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

    I've made several lopi sweaters, and it's warm and wonderful. Folks who find wool "scratchy" will think it's not soft, and one does occasionally find a bit of twig in it, but you'll have a real icelandic sweater when you're done!

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    • No

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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.

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      • 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.

        Service and delivery comments:

        great service, prompt and secured delivery, I couldn't ask for more.

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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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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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