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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
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  • 0005 Black Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 0010 Dk. Denim Heather In Stock 50+ skeins $8.99
  • 0051 White In Stock 39 skeins $8.99
  • 0052 Black Sheep In Stock 40 skeins $8.99
  • 0053 Acorn In Stock 19 skeins $8.99
  • 0054 Ash Heather In Stock 19 skeins $8.99
  • 0056 Lt. Grey In Stock 30 skeins $8.99
  • 0057 Grey In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 0058 Dark Grey In Stock 27 skeins $8.99
  • 0059 Black In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 0085 Oatmeal In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 0086 Lt. Beige In Stock 42 skeins $8.99
  • 0118 Navy In Stock 24 skeins $8.99
  • 0163 Quiet Purple In Stock 28 skeins $8.99
  • 1233 Space Blue In Stock 37 skeins $8.99
  • 1238 Dusk Red In Stock 46 skeins $8.99
  • 1241 Gloxinia In Stock 34 skeins $8.99
  • 9958 Light Indigo In Stock 18 skeins $8.99
  • 9961 In Stock 37 skeins $8.99
  • 9962 Ruby Red Heather In Stock 17 skeins $8.99
  • 9964 In Stock 31 skeins $8.99
  • 9966 Cypress Green Heather In Stock 25 skeins $8.99
  • 9967 Teal Heather In Stock 23 skeins $8.99
  • 9969 Fuschia Heather In Stock 30 skeins $8.99
  • 9971 Amber Heather In Stock 32 skeins $8.99
  • 9974 Lt. Gray Tweed In Stock 19 skeins $8.99
  • 9975 Black Tweed In Stock 30 skeins $8.99
  • 9983 Apple Green In Stock 38 skeins $8.99
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�lafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (41)
  • Knits quickly (38)
  • Dyed evenly (27)
  • Nice texture (22)
  • Easy to fix (16)

Cons

  • Coarse (13)
  • Sheds (4)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (34)
  • Felting (28)
  • Hats (26)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Scarves (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (23), Artist (16), Parent (5), Novice (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47), 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 54 customers

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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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    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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No Suprises

            By Making a Difference

            from Trenton, New Jersey

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                Superior quality, color, and workmanship. I have ordered more Lopi over the last three years than any other yarn available at Web Yarns. I love Sally Melville's Einstein Jacket so much I have four, about to make another and just finished the fuchsia one for my 6-year old niece Kayla. What a wonderful yarn for an outstanding finish...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Lopi...the name says it all

                By Knitncycle

                from Stuttgart, germany

                About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly

                Cons

                • Coarse

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                This is typical Lopi! Great for felting or use in Icelandic sweaters. You should know that it is a coarser wool so if your skin is sensitive to that, I'd use it for accessories or plan to line it with a fabric such as flannel.

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                • No

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                5.0

                My favorite wool

                By Grandma of 4

                from Colesville, MD

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Nordic Ski Sweaters
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                  This has been my favorite bulky wool for ski sweaters for many years. Traditional and colorful with so many beautiful patterns available - just like so many I remember from Sweden and Norway.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Not quite as shown

                  By Ballerina17

                  from Fort Worth, TX

                  About Me Advanced beginner, Artist, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture

                  Cons

                  • Color Match

                  Best Uses

                  • Coats Loose Fitting
                  • Hats
                  • Jackets
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                  I'm making a great slouchy car coat that called for this yarn. The yarn feels much softer than I anticipated. My one disappointment is the color match to the screen image. I know dye lots vary but what I thought was tomato red came as a darker almost burgundy shade. More sophisticated color perhaps but not what I expected. Also I had to take a skein out into the sunlight to see the highlight blue and gold colors threads that made the screen image so appealing in the first place. I checked colors against two computers, one with a very very good imaging/color processor and on both computers the red was a tomato hue. I bought this on sale but for another purchase of this scale I would order several different colors to be sure of color.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Warm, richly colored icelandic wool

                  By Rabbitsfeet

                  from NY State

                  About Me Knitter Who Loves Color

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Into Warm Garment
                  • Knits Quickly

                  Cons

                  • Coarse
                  • Kids Probably Won't Like
                  • Sheds

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Hats
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

                  in the distant past I made projects with this yarn. Kids said it was scratchy.
                  It is watm and I love the rich, intense colors.

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                  • No

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