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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
$9.49 skein Discountable
  • 1232 Arctic Exposure In Stock 32 skeins $9.49
  • 0005 Black Heather In Stock 26 skeins $9.49
  • 0010 Dk. Denim Heather In Stock 40 skeins $9.49
  • 0051 White In Stock 4 skeins $9.49
  • 0052 Black Sheep In Stock 49 skeins $9.49
  • 0053 Acorn In Stock 50+ skeins $9.49
  • 0054 Ash Heather In Stock 34 skeins $9.49
  • 0056 Lt. Grey In Stock 21 skeins $9.49
  • 0057 Grey In Stock 50+ skeins $9.49
  • 0058 Dark Grey In Stock 36 skeins $9.49
  • 0059 Black In Stock 34 skeins $9.49
  • 0085 Oatmeal In Stock 33 skeins $9.49
  • 0086 Lt. Beige In Stock 30 skeins $9.49
  • 0118 Navy In Stock 47 skeins $9.49
  • 0163 Quiet Purple In Stock 50+ skeins $9.49
  • 1233 Space Blue In Stock 18 skeins $9.49
  • 1238 Dusk Red In Stock 23 skeins $9.49
  • 1241 Gloxinia In Stock 50+ skeins $9.49
  • 9958 Light Indigo In Stock 37 skeins $9.49
  • 9961 In Stock 50+ skeins $9.49
  • 9962 Ruby Red Heather In Stock 48 skeins $9.49
  • 9964 In Stock 50+ skeins $9.49
  • 9966 Cypress Green Heather In Stock 39 skeins $9.49
  • 9967 Teal Heather In Stock 32 skeins $9.49
  • 9969 Fuschia Heather In Stock 37 skeins $9.49
  • 9971 Amber Heather In Stock 29 skeins $9.49
  • 9974 Lt. Gray Tweed In Stock 38 skeins $9.49
  • 9975 Black Tweed In Stock 26 skeins $9.49
  • 9983 Apple Green In Stock 50+ skeins $9.49
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�lafosslopi (Lopi)
 
4.6

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (61)
  • Knits quickly (57)
  • Dyed evenly (41)
  • Nice texture (33)
  • Easy to fix (22)

Cons

  • Coarse (17)
  • Sheds (8)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (49)
  • Hats (36)
  • Felting (32)
  • Scarves (14)
  • Gloves (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (33), Artist (22), Novice (6), Parent (6), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (66), 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 75 customers

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5.0

MY FAVORITE YARN IN THE WHOLE WORLD

By Krazicolor

from New Hampshire

About Me Artist

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

      All the projects, sweaters and jackets with felted embellishments have turned out AWESOME!I wish this came in 50 colours, and I probably wouldn't ever use anything else!!!! Everything turns out great and looks so much more expensive! LOVE IT!!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great todo business with!

      By Patty

      from Middlebury, CT

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about �lafosslopi (Lopi):

        easy to work with.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt delivery. Needed additional yarn and same dye lot was provided.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

        Comment on this review

         
        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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

          Comment on this review

           
          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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

            Comment on this review

             
            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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

              Comment on this review

              (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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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