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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 11 skeins $8.99
  • 0005 Black Heather In Stock 33 skeins $8.99
  • 0010 Dk. Denim Heather In Stock 48 skeins $8.99
  • 0051 White In Stock 32 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 18 skeins $8.99
  • 0056 Lt. Grey In Stock 29 skeins $8.99
  • 0057 Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 0058 Dark Grey In Stock 34 skeins $8.99
  • 0059 Black In Stock 41 skeins $8.99
  • 0085 Oatmeal In Stock 35 skeins $8.99
  • 0086 Lt. Beige In Stock 27 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 34 skeins $8.99
  • 1238 Dusk Red In Stock 39 skeins $8.99
  • 1241 Gloxinia In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 9958 Light Indigo In Stock 45 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 44 skeins $8.99
  • 9969 Fuschia Heather In Stock 35 skeins $8.99
  • 9971 Amber Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 9974 Lt. Gray Tweed In Stock 45 skeins $8.99
  • 9975 Black Tweed In Stock 41 skeins $8.99
  • 9983 Apple Green In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
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�lafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (53)
  • Knits quickly (49)
  • Dyed evenly (35)
  • Nice texture (29)
  • Easy to fix (17)

Cons

  • Coarse (15)
  • Sheds (7)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (44)
  • Felting (31)
  • Hats (31)
  • Scarves (11)
  • Gloves (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (29), Artist (20), Parent (5), Collector (4), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60), 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 67 customers

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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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • 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

    Comment on this review

    (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

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      (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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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Still knitting but looks terrific!

      By bird girl

      from Williamstown MA

      About Me Collector, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        For those who do't mind a more bulky sweater the lopi is great! I have knit many sweaters from lopi and lopi lite, some now over 30 years old, and they still look great and are warm and cozy.

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        • No

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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.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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