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Lopi Álafosslopi (Lopi)

Lopi Álafosslopi is a classic 100% wool bulky weight yarn that's 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 39 skeins $8.99
  • 0005 Black Heather In Stock 22 skeins $8.99
  • 0010 Dk. Denim Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 0051 White In Stock 22 skeins $8.99
  • 0052 Black Sheep In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 0053 Acorn In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 0054 Ash Heather In Stock 38 skeins $8.99
  • 0056 Lt. Grey In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 0057 Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 0058 Dark Grey In Stock 32 skeins $8.99
  • 0059 Black In Stock 39 skeins $8.99
  • 0085 Oatmeal In Stock 35 skeins $8.99
  • 0086 Lt. Beige In Stock 37 skeins $8.99
  • 0118 Navy In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 0163 Quiet Purple In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 1233 Space Blue In Stock 20 skeins $8.99
  • 1238 Dusk Red In Stock 34 skeins $8.99
  • 1241 Gloxinia In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 9958 Light Indigo In Stock 46 skeins $8.99
  • 9961 In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 9962 Ruby Red Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 9964 In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 9966 Cypress Green Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 9967 Teal Heather In Stock 32 skeins $8.99
  • 9969 Fuschia Heather In Stock 37 skeins $8.99
  • 9971 Amber Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 9974 Lt. Gray Tweed In Stock 42 skeins $8.99
  • 9975 Black Tweed In Stock 26 skeins $8.99
  • 9983 Apple Green In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
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�lafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (59)
  • Knits quickly (55)
  • Dyed evenly (39)
  • Nice texture (31)
  • Easy to fix (20)

Cons

  • Coarse (17)
  • Sheds (8)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (48)
  • Hats (36)
  • Felting (32)
  • Scarves (14)
  • Gloves (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (32), Artist (21), Novice (6), Parent (6), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64), Yes (5)

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 73 customers

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5.0

love this yarn

By Mrs T

from Middletown, RI

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Really Like This Yarn For

Cons

  • Coarse
  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Felting
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Sweaters

Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

Works up quickly, easy to work with. Does shed a bit. But I love it and getting it here is cheaper than flying to Iceland.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Perfect for the job

By CoCoMo

from Kansas

About Me Novice

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • Coarse

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Sweaters

Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

This is used for troop helmet liners. Wool is required and this slight irregular color flecks make this desirable. The extra weight and bulk will make this a desirable winter item for them.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Lopi yarn

By Patricia

from Maricopa, AZ

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

    Lopi is a classic yarn useful for making knitted items for colder climates. The texture is not soft, but is also easy to know it with and is not scratchy. It maintains its shape and works well for sweaters, mittens and scarves. Made my husband a sweater with Lopi twenty years ago and it is still like new.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Nice yarn

    By Lois

    from Fargo, ND

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      I made a scarf and will also make a hat. It was a fun yarn to use. The scarf is nice and warm

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Beautiful colors

      By Jan in GA

      from Outside of Atlanta

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Super Soft But Soft

      Best Uses

      • Cowls

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      Shows knit patterns well and knits up quickly and beautifully. Very sturdy.

      Service and delivery comments:

      WEBS ALWAYS satisfies - never a disappointment! I rarely shop brick and mortar any more! Thanks guys, you are awesome!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      The quality of this yarn is SUPERB!!!

      By none

      from Upstate NY

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Obsessed With Yarns, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful colors
      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Even Quality Heavy Duty
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice And Heavy For Sweatr
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bulky Sweaters
        • Coats
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Outdoor All Sorts
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        - sweaters most of all
        - quality and strength, also softness

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love Lopi

        By Kathy Bernett

        from Gladstone, MI

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Sheds

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        My previous experience with Istex's lopi yarns began with Lett-Lopi, which at first I found hard to work with because of its somewhat untwisted nature. I didn't realize then that the untwisted unevenness is something that makes Lopi yarns the warmest because the spaces between stitches are filled by this loosely twisted yarn. As to Alafoss, I'm still getting used to its super-bulkiness, but because it knits up so fast because of that,I'm learning to live with it. I love all of Istex's colors for both Alafoss & Lett-lopi. Highly recommend this yarn to anyone wanting to make very warm sweaters.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Icelandic sweater

        By Knitter

        from New York

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

          Lopi yarn is a thick yarn that has specific uses. When knitted, it offers a warm, insulated garment. There are not a lot of stores that sell so Webs was a great resource and very fast in processing.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Very pretty color, feels very rough

          By princess knot-a-lot

          from planet earth

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Very Pretty Color

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

            Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

            I bought this online based on the color and weight, but when it arrived, the color was gorgeous, but the feeling was very rough. I sent it back.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lopi for felting

            By Lynne

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Fuzzy When Felted

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Scarves

            Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

            Great for felting hats.

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            • No

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